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JZ Reacts To Bucs' Second Loss Of The Season

Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer says his charges were 'completely out of it' in the first half against Black Leopards.

Read: Uninspiring Bucs Suffer Shock Loss

Pirates suffered their second defeat of the DStv Premiership season after a 2-0 loss at the hands of Leopards on Sunday afternoon.

The German-born coach feels his side could not recover from their firs-half display at Thohoyandou Stadium.

"We were completely out of it in the first-half, the first-half I don't know what we did but it was not what we spoke about before," Zinnbauer told SuperSport TV.

"When you play a relegation team, they run, they fight for the three points, they give 100 percent, more than 100 percent. We stayed on the field, watched a little bit of the game, you cannot win the game if you don't play in the first-half, it's not possible.

"Mentally its another thing, all clubs now play a lot of games, it's a mental thing, you cannot more than say, 'Be careful, they fight, they give all for three points, fight for this, win your duels, it's important in the first 20 minutes' and the whole 45 minutes it was not in," he said.

"Last game it was same game, same field, the 45 minutes in and then you have a chance to win the game but at half-time you get [concede] two goals, it's not possible. They did a better job in the second-half but it's not enough to win a game," he added.

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