Cape Town - Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper John Tlale feels current
coach Milutin Sredojevic deserves to win a trophy at end of this campaign.
The Buccaneers are involved in an intense title race and
face 8th-placed Bloemfontein Celtic on Tuesday evening knowing a victory could
move them to the top of the table with seven games of the season still
Tlale told Goal.com website: "These are not easy games. Pirates
must be very careful of Celtic. Pirates have not been at the top for some time
now and they will have to do everything to get the points.
"Celtic just played Sundowns last weekend and they
played well to get a point. I think they can be unpredictable on a good day,
but I give it to Pirates."
The former shot-stopper feels Sredojevic has a good
understanding of the players at the Soweto giants and is experienced enough in
South African football to be a success.
Tlale continued: "I think Micho (Milutin Sredojevic) is
experienced and he has settled well in the PSL He is not proving a point to
anyone, but I think he deserves to win a trophy this season.
"The players are playing for him and they understand
him. I am confident they will put everything they have at their disposal to win
"They just have to remain level-headed, consistent and
ensure that they continue collecting the points. You will remember he came in
and brought stability and unity in the team.
"They are consistent so far and I am sure they can win
the league for the club, bring back the smiles."