Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic preparing for Caf Champions League

The Soweto giants' boss admits that they must work harder on tightening their defence because their supporters demand the best

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says there is no reason to complain about fixture congestion because they will be facing an even tougher schedule in the upcoming months.

The Serbian mentor says with the Caf Champions League coming to add to their domestic programme, they have no reason to be cry.

“In four matches, including Black Leopards, we scored practically nine goals and when you have that in mind, it is something that is not still satisfactory,” Micho told the media.

“We are not satisfied with where we are. We are always looking to improve and get better because this is demand from our supporters and the badge and this is what we need to do therefore, we believe that we still have space in that regard to improve but much more,” he added.

"We have space in order to have perfect emotional control of the game from start to end, and this is something that we need to improve,” continued the Serbian coach.

The Buccaneers currently top the Premier Soccer League (PSL) log table with 14 points from eight matches and the coach believes they still need to improve their defending.

In their campaign so far, Pirates have conceded eight goals and scored 11, but the manager wants more from his troops.

"For that to happen, we need to iron our defence and tighten it and we need to defend by ball possession much better,” he explained.

Moreover, the former Uganda national team manager has also expressed his thoughts regarding their campaign in the continental club competition, saying traveling will demand a lot from them.

Pirates qualified for the tournament after finishing second to eventual PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns last season.

"When the matches in the Champions League come and we are having all the traveling, it will be even worse. So, we are fully aware that when it comes having these tight fixtures. We are looking at that with modalities, possibilities in order to keep our players mentally strong and physically fit and fresh to play,” he said.

"We are looking forward to accepting these fixtures and not become crybabies and complain," he concluded.