Absa Premiership

Sredojevic confident Bucs' strategy is working

2017-12-11 17:10
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - While admitting challenges, Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic is confident his side are on the right track as far as their game-plan goes.

The Buccaneers have been making use of a counter-attacking style of late and, although Sredojevic concedes that opposition sides have cottoned on and are making it more difficult for his side, he's confident that the approach will pay dividends.

"Our strategy is working perfectly. The only piece [missing] is passing the ball into the net‚" he was quoted saying by TimesLive website.

"That is a work in progress and I'm convinced we will reach that stage where those chances will be converted. For us‚ there is no home or away. We feel at home at any place we play.

"However‚ opponents - especially recently in a league where every team researches the other - have taken the route of putting high pressure from the start to not allow us to come out of the blocks. When it’s like that it’s not easy to build from the back. 

"But we still want to insist on keeping our identity of building from behind. We don't want to kick and rush and play speed endurance up and down. We want to play our style."

Sredojevic says patience is key, as is a strong finish.

"At half-time, we recognise the shortcomings and strong points," he said.

"And I'm extremely proud that the players are implementing that‚ and you have seen in the last two matches we have really come out of the blocks in the second-half.

"And we shall keep that up because it is important the way you start‚ but the most important is the way you finish."

The Sea Robbers are second in the standings, two points behind Mamelodi Sundowns, and play their final match of 2017 on Saturday, away at Free State Stars.

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