Milutin Sredojevic encouraged by Orlando Pirates' draw with Mamelodi Sundowns


For the second time this season, Sundowns and Pirates could not be separated after playing to a goalless draw on Monday evening.

“A competitive game that had everything a derby is supposed to have, action packed thriller, from start to end,” the Serbian tactician told SuperSport TV.

“We have shown that we were a team that much wanted to win. The opponent played with reinforced defence and wanted to take us on counters. Despite this we created chances, the only ingredient missing in this match was exactly that last touch,” he continued.

“It is not easy to play against a good experienced and well coached team like Mamelodi Sundowns. I believe that we tactically had the answer to everything thrown at us in the field of play.

“We had the situation with Wayne Sandilands going out, that took one attacking substitution because we wanted to put [Thabo] Qalinge in. We put in Kudakwashe Mahachi and Thamsanqa Gabuza and attacked till the end but the only factor missing was exactly putting the ball in the net.

“We have shown that we can play to out-play the opponent but not out-score them. But at least out-playing them will be a morale booster in the remaining six matches to fight for the three points,” he said.