“I am 22 years at the club and I have never wanted the team to lose. I always do my best for the club and I have won the league with the first-team,” Palacios told Goal.
Bucs are on a seven game winless run in the league - with their last win coming away to Chippa United last November.
This has led to many the Bucs faithful calling for the head of Palacios - with the club set to announce his successor on Monday.
“You just need to encourage your players because sometimes clubs have a good season and a bad one. We need to motivate the players before the new coach comes so that the new coach must have a good welcome therefore it’s important to win the last game,” Palacios explained.
The 65-year-old insists that they do not deliberately play matches with the sole intention of losing them.
“Results in football can go either way. Look at Cape Town City they lost 4-0 to Platinum Stars (in December) at home and Sundowns lost 3-0 to Wits (in the MTN 8 final)," he stressed.
“So this is football, these things happen. We are not playing to lose,” Palacios concluded.