Micho Promises Downs More 'Fierce' Competition Next Season
Micho Promises Downs More Competition Next Season
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has congratulated Mamelodi Sundowns on their Absa Premiership success but says the Buccaneers will be even more "fierce" competitors next season.
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The Buccaneers suffered a 1-0 defeat to Cape Town City while Sundowns defeated Ajax Cape Town to clinch their eighth league title on Saturday afternoon.
The Serbian coach claims his side will be more offer the Brazilians more competition next season.
“I have to be a gentleman but we have to promise them [Sundowns] much fierce competition next season," Sredojevic told SuperSport after the game,
"I want to congratulate them they’ve been at the top undisputed for much of the season, I congratulate my colleague Pitso Mosimane and the management (of Sundowns).
"Both teams will represent the country in (CAF) Champions League next season.”
On the loss to the Citizens, the Buccaneers coach admitted they tried everything possible to find a way back into the clash.
“We knew that the match was going to be tight one moment of brilliance was going to decide it. We entered the game with the intention of building identity, create chances and have variety in attack. We tried everything," he said.
“After that moment of brilliance in the first we regrouped for the second half we put all the strikers we have in and exposed ourselves at the back. Unfortunately (Luvuyo) Memela got injured.
“We did everything for that moment of brilliance to be on our side, unfortunately, it was not. We hit the post with that chance by “section” (Thabo Qalinge) unfortunately it didn’t go in. We have learned lessons and are looking forward.
“We believe we have had a wonderful season behind us with one match to go. In the first half of the season, we brought to bring stability. It’s a process, we grew up as a team.
“I want to thank the players for working hard, they have had sleepless and hard working days.”