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Jooste: We Only Have Ourselves To Blame

Orlando Pirates’ shock 1-0 loss to TS Galaxy on Sunday, which put a dent in the club’s CAF Champions League hopes, was a bitter pill to swallow according to defender Wayde Jooste.

The Buccaneers failed to capitalize of their midweek morale-boosting win over AmaZulu when they were beaten 1-0 by the Rockets courtesy of a Masilake Pholongo goal at the Mbombela Stadium.

The loss sees Pirates remain in fourth place on the DStv Premiership, level on points with third-placed Golden Arrows and four points behind AmaZulu in second place, with two rounds of matches to go.

Speaking to the club’s media department after the match, Jooste lamented his side’s lack of finishing against the PSL newbies in a match in which Pirates created numerous opportunities.

“[A] tough one to swallow. I think at the end of the day we only have ourselves to blame. We created a lot of chances, and we didn’t take any of our chances. They got one chance early in the first half and they took it,” Jooste told the club’s media department.

“They defended very well to keep us out, but like I said we did have our chances but at the end of the day, that’s just how it rolls.”

Jooste added that Pirates are hopeful of finishing what has been a disappointing season on a positive note in their final two matches.

“I think we just have to go out and win the rest of our games, there’s still two games left and we have to go out and get maximum points for both games and ja, it’s all up to us now, it’s all in our hands,” he added.

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