Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Bucs coaches spoke to the media during the opening weekend of the PSL season
"It's not just the strikers who didn't score, even the midfielders had chances to score. As a team, we failed to score. We will play many games like this this season, where teams will be organised and hit us on the break and we have to guard against that, especially here at Orlando," said coach Vladimir Vermezovic.
Pirates lost the game against fellow Soweto club, Swallows 2-1 at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.
"We have to learn from it and learn how to break it down. It's always like this, all sports, not just football. If you don't take your chances you will get punished.
"It's the beginning of a long race and it's fortunate that it has happened now. I have good players and they will learn from this," concluded the coach, well known as VV to the fans.
Bucs fiercest rivals, Kaizer Chiefs didn't pay for their missed opportunities since they were tighter at the back and reaped the benefits of a 1-0 win against Free State Stars on Saturday afternoon.
"It was a really difficult game to play, because of one, the pitch. But thankfully we managed to get the result in the end," Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter told the media.
"I was not happy with our first half performance. I thought we gave the ball away too many times and we allowed them to hit us on the break a few times. Though we still had one or two chances to score," said Baxter.
Chiefs will be satisfied with their exploits after their rivals Pirates and Sundowns failed to win in the opening weekend.
"The second half was more pleasing. We controlled the ball a lot and our forward movement was much more efficient than in the first half. I am a bit disappointed that we couldn't get a second, but I'll take the win nevertheless."