Orlando Pirates head coach, Milutin Sredojevic, has revealed what the players at the Soweto giants are told by the technical team to help them perform at their best.
Following their midweek Absa Premiership win over Bloemfontein Celtic, The Buccaneers are still in contention for the title, the former double treble champions still in second place on the log standings.
“Like I mentioned before, we are work in progress. When you work in football, there is no automatic aspect. In football, we are dealing with human beings. We need to analyse deeply. Is it the period of three weeks (FIFA international break) that we have not played that has put us a bit down from the point of completed passes, point of build-up, point of quality of creating chances, point of closing the counter-attacks…those are all issues to be analysed,” Sredojevic told the media after the Celtic match.
“I want to believe that there are two things that I want to point out. We are telling the players that ‘Do not feel the pressure. Just go and express yourself. The pressure comes to us so that your legs are unlocked so that you can express yourself in the best possible way,” the coach added.
“Secondly, we want to believe that, critically looking in this game, we have so much to improve on. We shall critically go by each moment of the game and look into individual partnerships, as partnerships and as the team to improve in all those moments that mean a lot to us to progress as a team. We are looking forward to having much better transition whenever we use the ball to close counter-attacks. We are looking forward to (having) much better defending,” concluded the Serbian mentor.