The Buccaneers defeated Ertugral's Urban Warriors 2-0 in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 match which was played at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Ertugral said that they started the same way they did, when they thrashed Pirates 3-0 in a PSL match which was played at the Cape Town Stadium a fortnight ago.
“The first 30 minutes we can say everything, but in the end we had three or four chances that we had," Ertugral said.
Erturgal acknowledges that Pirates prepared themselves well for the Cup game and they managed to implement their game plan.
“If I’m not mistaken we had two good chances. Our patterns were not good enough to keep possession of the ball. In the end it was a well deserve victory for them," he continued.
The Urban Warriors were without Yannick Zakri and Mosa Lebusa, who were both out nursing injuries which they sustained during the game against Pirates two weeks ago.
“I believe that every game gives you something to learn. This time we were playing a really a good side and I can't take away from them," he added.
“The problem is the execution and we need to work on that element, but obviously tonight we really wanted to night,” the former Kaizer Chiefs coach concluded.
Now that Ajax have bowed out of the Nedbank Cup, well-travelled tactician Ertugral will focus on ensuring that the Urban Warriors survive relegation from the Soccer League (PSL).
The Urban Warriors are currently placed 15th on the log table with 21 points from 21 games. They are three points behind 11th placed SuperSport United
Ajax will face Golden Arrows and SuperSport United in their next two league games.