Milutin Sredojevic defends Orlando Pirates players' performances


Pirates currently occupy top spot on the log standings following their narrow 1-0 victory away to Bidvest Wits at the weekend, with the prospect of lifting their first title in seven years becoming more realistic.

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In recent weeks, Sredojevic has refused to entertain talks of being in the title race, as he looked to steer his charges clear of the pressure that comes therewith.

However, in their last two fixtures, it seems as though the reality is beginning to sink into the Bucs players as they have strugged to perhaps freely express themselves as they did prior to being within reach of the coveted prize, which many of them have not won before.

But Micho begs to differ and insisted that the technical team have continued to bear the weight of expectation upon their own shoulders, while he has called on the club’s supporters to rally behind the team in their few remaining matches.

“I will disagree that players are feeling pressure, because we are there to stand for them and taking all the pressure on us,” said Micho.

“We let the players express themselves and it’s still, football-wise, huge space to improve and develop, and we want to first recover from this match.

“We’ll welcome Lorch back from suspension and we expect to come fully focussed and concentrated on Wednesday’s game, where I want to invite our supporters to come and support us because their presence is a special driving force and helps us to give our best.”

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