Milutin Sredojevic refuses to blame Orlando Pirates keeper Wayne Sandilands after defeat to Sundowns

ShareClose Comments
Sandilands faced his former team for the first time since his off-season move and had a performance to forget

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic believes goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands is not responsible for their 3-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday.

Sandilands was beaten twice by Hlompho Kekana inside the opening 13 minutes in what was possibly his worst performance since joining Bucs.

“You’ll never hear me blame an individual player because I have the highest possible degree of respect for the players. I can understand that no player ever makes an intentional mistake,” Sredojevic told the media.

‘Micho’ disclosed how he tried to encourage his goalkeeper at the break following the first half blunders that saw them trail 2-1 after Marc van Heerden had pulled a goal back late on in the first half.

Article continues below

“At half-time, my first gesture coming into the dressing room was sitting beside Wayne and telling him, 'This is for history, take a scissor and cut it off. The game starts now for you. Now, show what you are capable of. All of us have trust, confidence and belief in you’," said the Pirates coach.

“All the other players accepted the mistakes in an accepting way, and I believe in the second half he (Sandilands) was okay. I will not go back and blame anyone because it’s not my culture. I will rather look for solutions and ways for it not to happen again,” Sredojevic said.


Next article:
Barcelona, Man City & Bayern told 'insane' offers won't land De Jong & De Ligt
Next article:
Seaman sees Pickford joining top Premier League club after England heroics
Next article:
'Alisson a flawless signing for Liverpool' - £67m deal makes perfect sense to Nicol
Next article:
Real Madrid waiting for Chelsea to find Courtois replacement
Next article:
Pogba backed by Ibrahimovic to get even better after inspiring France's World Cup win

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept