Posted: 5 January 2019
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic commended his side’s character after they came back on two occasions against Highlands Park.
Pirates dropped two points after being held to a 2-2 draw by the Lions of the North on Saturday night and now trail leaders Bidvest Wits by five points.
The Serbian focused on the positives and praised the side’s character and the supporters.
“Very tough game, when you play against Highlands Park and everyone has seen this is their 16th match – same like ours – that you need to outfight them. Have the spirit of never giving up [the same as them] as the first platform,” the Serbian born mentor Sredojevic told SuperSport TV after the match.
“You need to outmove them in certain areas in order to endanger. We had two clear cut chances of [Justin] Shonga. Football is giving you but on the other side football is punishing you.
“We conceded and came back in the critical phase after the goal has been conceded.
“The second goal when we conceded we threw everything up playing with two defenders at the back, this paid us back.
“I want to praise the character of the players to come back twice against this kind of a team. It’s not easy. In the end we could have even won the game but it was not meant to be.
“The character of the players and the support from the supporters is what we shall pick from this match.
“What football is teaching us is that you either win or you learn the lesson. We have learned the lesson, we need to close the fragility in defence and we need to improve attacking wise. This is the formula for the next match against Chippa,” he said.
Article by: Staff Reporter
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Author : Staff Reporter
Publish date : 2019-01-05 20:47:14