Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin
Sredojevic believes his side need to defend better as a unit following
his team's 4-2 win over Chippa United on Tuesday.
Pirates were unconvincing at times at the back with Happy Jele and
goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane guilty of making some key errors which
allowed Tebogo Tlolane to score, whereas Innocent Maela hit an own goal.
Meanwhile, Bucs' four goals came from Jele, Phetso Maphanga (OG), Vincent Pule and Kudakwashe Mahachi.
Sredojevic told SuperSport TV: "We have played against a
very good team and matches of this magnitude are always the hardest
because you can underestimate and then get served something different on
the field of play.
"We started very well. Then allowing that combination play through
the centres to concede that goal. Luckily our second goal came when
their player wanted to head the ball to his goalkeeper. At half-time, we
agreed that we wanted to defend not by sitting back but by possessing
"However, it was going in a direction where we got that penalty
leading to 3-1 and then from 3-1 wishing to kill off the game and then
we concede a goal once more and then water was coming to the mouth.
"We were putting two players inside Kuda Mahachi and Shonga and Kuda
killed the game by scoring that fourth goal. Much better result and
performance. We need critically to look at the defensive part and look
to improve that fragility in defending. We want to have an iron defence,
we want to have a creative build-up."
The Sea Robbers are next in action on Saturday when they face
Zimbabwe's FC Platinum in a CAF Champions League Group B tie in
Kick-off is at 15:00.