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Why Tinkler Deserves More Credit

Orlando Pirates CAF Confederations Cup voyage will reach fever pitch in the coming two weeks as coach Eric Tinkler and his troops prepare to take on Etoile du Sahel in the final in the much anticipated two legged affair.  

Ahead of the tie, Tinkler is no doubt the one man feeling the most uncomfortable at the moment.

Tinkler has had an indifferent PSL campaign with their league form being far from its expected best. Not only that but crashing out of the Telkom Knockout semi-finals at the hands of rivals Kaizer Chiefs no doubt added to the already frustrating domestic campaign.

This as we know led to many Bucs fans having their doubts about whether Tinkler can cope with the pressure of having to juggle the responsibilities of a high profile coach.

Why Tinkler deserves more than the usual credit then one may ask?  Well simply because he is doing everything in his power to make a success at the club.

In this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, Tinkler gave an in depth analysis how he intends to approach the final and ultimately take the game to the opponents.

What is most astonishing about the interview is how much Tinkler now knows about Etoile. Tactically, he knows every style of play they employ and even understand the role of each back-up player they have at their disposal.

 This would ultimately leave fans to say that he now has no reason to lose against Etoile. Nevertheless, should Pirates fail to win the trophy; credit should be given simply for his sheer appetite to want to win.

Do you agree?


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