Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic insists
he and his team are not thinking about the Absa Premiership title race and are
only focused on the game against Golden Arrows on Saturday.
The Buccaneers are currently second on the log table,
trailing leaders Wits by just two points with both teams still having to play
nine games this season.
Sredojevic though is not thinking too far ahead and said
Arrows, who are 10th on the table, will be a tough test this weekend.
The Pirates mentor said: "We are having a totally
different approach, we don't want to speak about our respected opponents [title
rivals] in order to plan towards them.
"We have strict targets focused [on one game at a time]
- we are thinking now about how, against a top coach and a top team Golden
Arrows on Saturday, to match and outmatch them."
Even though the Soweto giants are coming off a commanding
4-1 victory over Amazulu, Sredojevic is expecting a difficult encounter,
especially at the home ground of their opponents.
Sredojevic continued: "It will be a tough match, but we
don't want to come into a position that, though it was a good step in the right
direction against AmaZulu where we have signed the document with a good result
and scoring four goals, but that document needs a stamp.
"The stamp comes at the end, and we shall try our best
to get the performance and result right in the next game - that's all we're
"The rest of the things are still too far and there is
still too much to play for us - 27 points, for some other teams more, and when
you look at that it’s still too much.
"We don't want to set our sights beyond Durban at the
Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium against Golden Arrows and our brother Steve Komphela.
The rest of the things we have no right to think about."
Kick-off is at 20:15.