Absa Premiership

Tinkler reveals Pirates desolation

2015-12-03 12:39
Eric Tinkler (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler admits that the team morale is low after losing in the CAF Confederations Cup final.

The Buccaneers came out second best in the continental competition after a 2-1 aggregate defeat at the hands of Etoile du Sahel.

It was a repeat of their misfortunes in Africa following their CAF Champions League final loss to Al Ahly in 2013.

Tinkler revealed that his weary charges will have some time off before preparing for their next match against Mamelodi Sundowns on December 20.

"We were all disappointed, every single player, waking up the following morning and realising that we still going to stay another 48 hours in Tunisia," Tinkler told KickOff.

"It was not an easy thing and the mood was down. In the afternoon I felt we needed to get out of the rooms. We went to the beach to play head tennis and it helped a little bit and the mood started to improve.

"We set our target to win this tournament. I felt what we done well, particularly in the second half, where we showed we deserve it more than what they did.

"It is important now having a break, giving the guys a couple of days off. We are gonna come back and start working ahead of the game against Sundowns."

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