Register Login Scores

Orlando Pirates

Zinnbauer Explains Where Bucs Need To Improve

Despite booking a spot in the MTN8 semi-finals, Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer was not happy with one aspect of his side's game.

Read: New Signing Sends Bucs To MTN8 Semis

Terrence Dzvukamanja's debut goal was enough to earn Pirates a 1-0 win over ten-man Cape Town City at the Orlando Stadium.

While they did walk away with the win, the German tactician was not pleased with his side's failure to kill of the game.

"It was a difficult, hard game for us. Good structure from the opponent on defence and offense. They are a team that is always on fire on the counter-attack," Zinnbauer told SuperSport after the game.

"But it was the first game. The first game is not easy for any team and we saw the structure was good on defence but on offence not so good.

"We had a lot of chances .We could have decided the game before the 90 minutes. Usually we finish the game off. When you don't get the second goal, you get problems. Maybe you saw it yourself. We had a lot of counterattacks and chances but the final shot or final pass was not good. That's the next step we have to work on.

"Three weeks is not enough time to get the system in to the team. We have a lot of new players. The new players were not in the training sessions. Only one week together. And then you see the last step or moment is not hundred percent.

"It's a cup game. It's different to a league game. I'm sure next week when we play in the league we will have more structure."

Check out 26 stars in confirmed Pirates squad for the 2020/21 season   

   

39 comments

Top 5

Breaking: CAS Release Chiefs FIFA Ban Verdict

174 Oct 27, 2020 06:10 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

16 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Agree Deal In Principle For Defender

26 Oct 27, 2020 10:48 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

25 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Messi Sends Message To Ronaldo

16 Oct 25, 2020 08:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso's Al Ahly Advance To Champions League Final

101 Oct 23, 2020 11:02 PM in Players Abroad

How Mosimane Helped Al Ahly Break Sundowns' Record

53 Oct 26, 2020 08:14 AM in Players Abroad

Downs Set Record Straight On Mido!

30 Oct 27, 2020 01:15 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Downs Set Record Straight On Mido!

30 Oct 27, 2020 01:15 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

NPA's Latest Update On Lorch’s Court Case!   

16 Oct 27, 2020 05:33 PM in Orlando Pirates

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

3 Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Maritzburg Confirm Coaching Exit

4 Oct 27, 2020 03:31 PM in PSL