Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic praises his players' desire after SuperSport United win


Goals from Vincent Pule, Thembinkosi Lorch and Ben Motshwari handed the Soweto giants a 3-1 win over SuperSport on Saturday evening.

The Buccaneers have been struggling to beat Matsatsantsa at home for years and the Pirates coach says his players wanted to turn the tables.

“We played with a good competitive team with a desire to break the jinx, after a long time we are beating SuperSport United here at home,” the Serbian born mentor told SuperSport TV.

“If you look at that we need to be happy, but in the same moment we need to be critical that we have allowed the opponent to come back instead of killing the game. However, we had the answer with Lorch and Shonga coming in I believe it was a decisive factor in the game.

“We always write the document we play, today we put the signature defensively and put the stamp scoring wise so the document is fully valid and the three points are there.”

Sredojevic also went on to explain his substitutions late in the game that turned the tie on it’s head.

“We had played with three behind [in defence] then we put [Thabane]Thopola inside because the opponent had four attackers. We needed to minumise that threat.

“However, immediately thereafter we conceded a goal. We put two players [extra] upfront [Thembinkosi Lorch and Justin Shonga] to go for all or nothing and we out-scored the opponent and won this game,” he concluded.