Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin
Sredojevic insists he is not the feeling pressure of Buccaneers being trophyless for four years.
Pirates' last major honour was the 2014
Nedbank Cup, although Sredojevic brought them close to winning the Premiership
title last season, only to finish second to Mamelodi Sundowns.
After a significant improvement in the
Serb's first year since rejoining the club, Bucs could be forgiven for being
impatient to finally deliver silverware.
However, after the Soweto giants were drawn
against Chippa United for the first round of the Telkom Knockout, 'Micho'
denied feeling the pressure.
"First of all, the only pressure I
feel in my life is the pressure from God," he was quoted as saying by
"In every competition we are in, we
are coming with the highest possible ambition to go all the way and win, and
that is the identity of this great club that I'm blessed to be its head
The 49-year-old understands that with the
honour of coaching Pirates comes the responsibility of delivering results to
satisfy the fans.
"I accept all the pressure on my
shoulders," he added. "Let the legs of our players be unlocked, let
their legs be freed to express themselves to get the performance that will get
us result that we are looking for.
"Telkom Knockout, I would say it's
either you knock out or they knock you. With that in mind, we have 16 quality
teams, 16 dreams and one dream will come true."
The TKO encounter is scheduled to take
place on the weekend of October 20/21 at Orlando Stadium.