Absa Premiership

Sredojevic not thinking about title race, only tough Arrows test

2019-02-28 08:23
Milutin Sredojevic
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

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 focused on.

"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.

 

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