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3 League Games Without A Goal? Bucs Coach Responds!

Orlando Pirates have now gone three games without scoring a goal in the DStv Premiership, with Fadlu Davids admitting there were not good enough in the box against TS Galaxy.

The Buccaneers' CAF Champions League hopes suffered another set back after going down 1-0 to the Rockets on Monday afternoon.

Read: Bucs' CAF CL Hopes Dented After Galaxy Loss

"First of all you want to say congratulations to TS Galaxy. I think their game plan in relation to waiting for one or two moments worked," Davids told SuperSport after the game.

"Because they took their moment in the first-half. That was the only moment they had. But that decisive moment in the box is what has been letting us down especially in the PSL this season.

"Taking off a defender and bringing on a striker at half-time we had the width, we had the numbers in the box, the occupation in the tens positions. Once the balls came into the box we were there to pick up the second balls.

"But like I said in the box we were not good enough today. In the box you have to calm, you have to be decisive, you have to be clear to really finish off the opportunity. That's something that has been eluding us in the PSL. Our CAF form in terms of scoring goals is different but it's not for us to blame the players," he said.

"Because they put everything, they gave their all but the luck in front of goals is just not there. But we have to persevere, we have to switch our minds to the semi-finals [of the CAF Confederation Cup], we travel to Libya. We have to really go strong in this competition to be able to try to win it."

When asked if it was  psychological aspect when switching between the league and Africa, he added, "Not a psychological thing because we knew we had to win our four games to be able to achieve [CAF] Champions League position.

"The other teams are not picking up points in that regard but it's up to us, you can't depend on the opponent every time and you not winning, especially games like these.

"But like I said congratulations to TS Galaxy, we have to now switch our focus to CAF in the semi-final and go with a confident mood and try to get a result in the first-leg."

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