Absa Premiership

Micho warns Pirates against complacency

2018-01-19 13:04
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has cautioned against complacency in the midst of the purple patch his team is enjoying.

The Buccaneers have recorded back-to-back wins in their last two Absa Premiership matches; 3-1 against Baroka FC, and 3-1 against league leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.

It's the first time this season that Pirates have won consecutively in the league and they are five points behind Sundowns.

Sredojevic is aware however of how quickly things can change in football and he wants his men to ensure they maintain their focus, both in defence and in attack.

"Football is a game that has no logic. Sometimes one plus one in football is not two. Also, two behind that is not meaning that it's three [sic]," he was quoted saying by KickOff ahead of Pirates' clash with Polokwane City at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

"We need to inject elements of confidence that, after 14 months, for the first time we have two consecutive wins, and after I don't know how long that we have scored three goals in consecutive games.

"This needs to be a motivation, but in the same moment we need to send a strong message in our heads that in football nothing is guaranteed," Sredojevic continued.

"Every new match is a new ball game, and we have the highest degree of respect to Polokwane City, who we are playing [next].

"Both matches we have played this year has been thrilling, meaning the opponent could score and we could score. Now we need to tighten at the back and make it more effective in front of goal.

"We want to continue where we left off against Sundowns on Saturday."

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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