Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Edwin Gyimah believes that the club are a work in progress under Muhsin Ertugral, just as Manchester City are under Pep Guardiola in the English Premier League.
The Ghana international was Man of the Match in the Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs, in a contest in which both defences were dominant as it ended 0-0 at FNB Stadium.
With that said, Gyimah is of the opinion that Pirates are on the right track with Ertugral in charge, and that Bucs will respond just as Man City's players are doing under Guardiola.
He told reporters: "When Pep joined City he changed everything and the players responded. He has the quality in his team and so does Ertugral at Pirates.
"We don't have any excuse as players. It's our responsibility to take on what he is teaching and do it right. We are big players."
In addition, the 25-year-old denied any rift existed between himself and the Turkish coach. In September, the pair were reportedly close to being in an altercation with one another at Cape Town Airport.
Gyimah added: "There's no issues between me and the coach. He is my father and I respect him. Sometimes in football things happen for a reason."