Micho: Pirates' dream is to put a second star on shirt

2019-01-22 07:02
Milutin Sredojevic
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic says it is the club's dream to go all the way and win the CAF Champions League in 2018/19's edition of the tournament.

Pirates have started solidly in Africa's most prestigious club competition by drawing their opening match against FC Platinum before following that up with a 3-0 demolition of Horoya AC.

Nonetheless, the Sea Robbers mentor makes no secret of Bucs' desire to try and win their first star since the famous maiden victory in 1995.

He told reporters after the victory this weekend: "Living under the philosophy, when it's good, do not fly, when it's bad do not give up.

"(We are) happy and injected with confidence that we've won this game and we kept a clean sheet but far from being happy with so many things because individually and as a team, we still have space to improve and develop.

"We dedicate this win to Phil Masinga, may his soul rest in peace. Us as a technical team (and) players (are) already looking to recover because we are waiting for Chippa, we are waiting for Black Leopards and then (in) two weeks time, a match against Esperance, we have no time to look behind us.

"We as a technical team enjoy working with these players because they are committed. There is a dream to put a second star here however, (without) putting pressure on ourselves and most importantly the players.

"When you put weight of pressure on your players, that moment (the) legs are locked and they are not themselves and not enjoying the football."

Pirates are next in action on Tuesday when they face Baroka in a Premiership contest at Orlando Stadium. Kickoff is 19:30.


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