Orlando Pirates may have opened the team with a comfortable win over Bloemfontein Celtic but head coach Milutin Sredojevic admitted that it was far from the performance he was are looking for.
The Buccaneers began their Absa Premiership campaign with a 3-1 victory over Celtic at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening with goals from Augustine Mulenga, Innocent Maela and Gabadinho Mhango enough to ensure Pirates grabbed all three points.
Pirates may have grabbed the victory but there were moments in the game where Celtic threatened to spoil the opening day for the Soweto giants.
— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) August 3, 2019
Speaking to SuperSport TV after the game Sredojevic admitted that his team still has to work on critical elements going forward.
‘Today’s exactly two years since I arrived. We are starting the league and we are very happy with the victory,’ Sredojevic said after the game.
‘We wanted to control the game and then we conceded against the run of play from a set-piece. Going in to half-time, we tried to convince the team that we could win this.
‘We looked at the first half, they had advantages on the left flank. We turned to a 4-2-3-1 and from that moment, we started taking the game to our opponents.
‘It is far from the performance we are looking for but it is the first match of the season.
‘Still so many critical elements that we need to correct. We are just focusing on the next game which is next week in Zambia in the CAF Champions League.’
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