'What Happened On The Field Is A Consequence Of All We Do'

Jose Riveiro  of Orlando Pirates.
Jose Riveiro of Orlando Pirates.

Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro has suggested that striker coach Scott Chickelday cannot take all the credit for the team's change of fortunes in front of goal.

Pirates were struggling to score goals before Chickelday's arrival and were yet to score a second half goal in 15 straight league matches up to the game against Cape Town City, where they lost 2-1.

However, the Buccaneers turned things around in the subsequent match against Golden Arrows, scoring twice in stoppage time to win 3-1.

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The Sea Robbers have gone on to win three matches in a row and scored nine goals in the process.

There has been suggestions that Chickelday is the main reason for Pirates finally scoring regularly but Riveiro says it's a collective effort that was long coming.

"Nothing is a consequence of only one thing, one factor, in the end all the things that happened on the field is a consequence of all the things we do everyday," the Spanish coach told the media in a press conference ahead of the big game against Mamelodi Sundowns.

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"What I can say is that if something is true about the work we do here at Pirates is that every staff member, every person who is around the players, which is the most important thing, he's ready and has the possibility to contribute in the process.

"We have the space for everyone to try to help the players to shine, to perform, to give us their best version, that's what we try to do. We don't have people in the staff only like flower glass, just like a decoration," he said.

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The Vigo native tactician, however, conceded that Chickelday has had the influence on the attacking players getting their confidence back.

"So everybody is contributing. I think the presence of Scott in the last few weeks was good for everyone, he's a good professional, he's a very good person and with a good touch with the players," he went on.

"So he's helping them to feel more confident. He's helping them to feel that we're working on it and we care about them and it's important for me that everybody in the staff has the chance and the possibility to help the players, that's why we're here," he concluded.

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