Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari feels his side lost concentration in the closing stages after they conceded a late equaliser against Swallows FC.
The Buccaneers failed to collect maximum points in their Soweto Derby against Swallows after playing out to a 1-1 draw at the Orlando Stadium this past Sunday.
Motshwari opened the scoring for Pirates with a superb half-volley in the 84th minute before Kamohelo Mahlatsi snatched a stoppage-time equaliser for the Birds as both teams walked away with a point each.
The Pirates midfielder, who was named man of match, feels his side gave the Birds too much freedom on the ball in the first half, but played a better game in the second half despite conceding a late goal.
‘I think they had too much of the ball,’ Motshwari told SuperSport after the game.
‘That made us to sit a little bit deep. But in the second half we began to attack a bit more and started to create chances.
‘And I think we did well. It was just concentration in the last minute of the game that resulted in a draw.
‘Playing for a club like Orlando Pirates you have to adjust to any position you are given and try give your one hundred percent. But as a player you learn to adjust as well.
‘Today the pitch didn’t do justice to us. It was a bit of a scrappy game. But I think we adjusted well, especially [in the] second half.
‘The midfield was a bit more solid today. Regardless of who’s playing, the stability is there. We have a lot of quality in the midfield and anyone who is given the task certainly will do the job.’
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