De Sa: Pirates took the foot off the pedal and were fortunate

Pirates coach Roger De Sa believes that Ajax Cape Town deserved all three points on Wednesday night, after saying that his team was fortunate to get a 2-2 draw

Orlando Pirates coach Rodger De Sa could only watch his side play to a 2-all draw against Ajax Cape Town at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

De Sa admitted that the Urban Warriors were a better side and that Pirates were fortunate to get a point against the resurgent Ajax side.   

“I thought we were a bit fortunate tonight (Wednesday). We rode our luck to go 2-1 up, but from there we didn’t control the game and it’s disappointing,” said De Sa after the match.

Read more on Ajax CT v Pirates match report

The former Wits coach believes that Pirates are still in the title race despite failing to secure a win in their last six league games. He vowed to fight until the end of the season.

“We got to fight all the way and try and win all our remaining games. We are back to where we were. Every game is a fight and hopefully we can get the points we need in the remainder of the season,” added De Sa.

De Sa’s counterpart, Jan Versleijen shared the same sentiments, as he believes that they should have easily scored five goals against Pirates and highlighted lack of composure as the main reason why they failed to collect all three points.

Read more on Roger De Sa’s take on Benni McCarthy’s return

“You would have probably thought a 2-2 draw against Pirates, one of the better teams in the league, would make us happy, but it should have been 5-2 with all the chances we created, but we didn’t capitalize. It is a lack of composure,” said Versleijen.

Pirates are still third on the PSL log and still trail their arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs by seven points though with a game in hand, but they are mathematically in the title race.