De Sa spoke to the media after Pirates 1-1 draw against AmaZulu on Wednesday night at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Although his team started at a very high pace which saw them scoring within the first fifteen minutes, later on it was AmaZulu that dominated the match.
“My players are winners, as they are the champions and they all know that. We played well but there is no way that we are going to give up now, despite not getting the three points that we wanted.
“There are still some basic mistakes that we made in the defence, but our main problem at the moment is scoring goals. I was happy with the way we started but we somehow couldn’t maintain that pace,” said De Sa.
The coach said he is fully aware that time is running out against his side, and that is really becoming a concern to him.
“We don’t have much time on our side as games are getting closer and it is not good that we are getting draws. This in the end will put too much pressure on us. I was hoping that we would have finished the business early. Having said so, I still believe that the race is still on and my players will prove that they are indeed the champions,” he said.
De Sa said there is no way that he is going to quit because he believes that he has a lot to offer the club and he has proven that.
“I am not going to quit now, when I arrived at this club, they (Pirates) were sitting in position ten and now they are they are in second position. Some fans might have different opinions, but I think I have done my best for the club, considering the injuries of some players,” he said.