Cape Town - Orlando Pirates boss Milutin "Micho" Sredojevic
has revealed why he has persistently played down Pirates' title ambitions,
suggesting that he does not want to put pressure on his players.
Sredojevic once again insisted that his charges are not
focused on title rivals Mamelodi Sundowns, telling the media: “With the highest
degree of respect for the team who are leading [Sundowns]‚ for us‚ we know that
our only focus is on the Cape Town City game on Saturday.
“We shall not talk of anything. We are relaxed. We want to
play better than we did on Wednesday. We want a good a result in Cape Town.
“We are motivated and focused for Saturday’s game. The rest
of the things we have no right to talk about because the pressure is somewhere
Explaining why he has remained coy on the Buccaneers'
ambitions, he said he has taken a precaution to protect his players.
“In the last 18 years working in Africa, I know that I have
worked with hyper-sensitive players‚ who‚ if you just plant something in their
heads‚ you can just block the legs, and things could continue to go [the same
way],” he explained.
Pirates trail Sundowns by four points with two games
remaining in their season.