Absa Premiership

Palacios: Bucs players low on confidence

2016-12-04 15:04
Augusto Palacios (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Augusto Palacios admits that his team is low on motivation after relinquishing the lead twice to draw 2-2 with Highlands Park.

Two goals from Tendai Ndoro gave Pirates the lead on separate occasions while Thanduyise Khuboni scored in the 45th minute and Lindokuhle Mbatha to equalise.

In their previous encounter against Baroka FC, the Buccaneers also gave up a lead to share the points in a 1-1 draw.

"Missing chances. Exactly as we practiced. Hold the ball, come in the cross, hold, and place. Sometimes we were in a hurry," Palacios told SuperSport after the match.

"My main worry is that we practice finishing every single day. When it comes to the game, it's a different situation.

"We create chances but are not scoring from them and this is the main problem because 1-0 is nothing, 2-1 is nothing, we need to score more and we need the confidence to say we are going to win 2-0 or 3-1.

"It's a disappointing result, not to get three points but we're getting closer. After today, we should have had 20 points. We have another game [in hand] and then we're coming closer."

 

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