Milutin Sredojevic: Orlando Pirates are still far from perfection

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The Sea Robbers moved up to fifth on the PSL log following their 3-1 win over Kgoloko Thobejane's men in their first match of 2018

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic is not getting carried away despite their performance against Baroka FC at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

“We started like a house on fire. The first 30 minutes was our best performance so far this season. We removed their blocks and scored three goals,” Sredojevic said post-match.

A brace from Luvuyo Memela after Musa Nyatama had opened the scoring steered Bucs to a three 3-0 lead in the opening quarter, with the visitors pulling one back from the spot through Mduduzi Mdantsane on the half-hour mark.

“We conceded a penalty where we should have concentrated better, and the most dangerous score-line is when you are two goals up, your confidence is still not high,” Sredojevic said.

For the first time since August 2016 against Golden Arrows, the Sea Robbers managed to score three goals in a league match.

However, ‘Micho’ believes that they have not yet found the cure to their goal-scoring problem.

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“We have always tried to tell the players just to continue to play our style of football because things will open for us. Stop thinking about missing chances, but about creating or proactively converting; it’s still far from perfection,” Sredojevic said.

The performance in their first game of the year ensures that better performances are in the pipeline becaus according to the Serb, they achieved all of their objectives on the night.

“Importantly, we used three elements in the second half. The first one was possession, second [was] pushing the opposition far forward and the third element was closing them down properly. I believe we have achieved it all seeing so many critical elements in the game, but so far so good - [It is a] good start to the New Year. With the confidence injected into the players, even better performances ahead of us,” Sredojevic said.

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