Absa Premiership

Palacios urges Bucs to kill off games

2016-12-05 17:04
Augusto Palacios (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Caretaker coach Augusto Palacios wants Orlando Pirates to show more focus in defence, and to be more clinical in attack.

In their two most recent league encounters, the Buccaneers have been in front, only to allow their opponents to claw their back for a draw (1-1 against Baroka FC, 2-2 against Highlands Park).

Palacios has urged his defence to maintain their focus right up until the end of the game, but also says that Pirates' attack-minded players need to make better use of the chances that come their way so as to kill off opposition before they can even get a sniff at a point.

"We need to be more solid at the back and stop giving away late goals. It happened again against Highlands that we conceded late," the Peruvian was quoted as saying by the Daily Sun.

"We really need to work more on our consistency, especially when we go into the lead.

"We needed to come out in the second half and score more goals. My players do create chances but sometimes football is a cruel game."

Pirates are fifth on the standings, six points off pace-setters Cape Town City. Bucs are next in action on Tuesday, 13 December, away to Maritzburg United.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Friday, 19 January 2018
Wits v Bloemfontein Celtic, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Cape Town City FC v Ajax Cape Town, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu FC v SuperSport United, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Chippa United v Golden Arrows, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Baroka FC v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.