The Soweto giants booked their place in the 2018 Telkom Knockout quarter-finals after beating the Chilli Boys 1-0 at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.
“We entered the match to win it. We had a problem at half-time because Augustine Mulenga got injured and we needed to replace him and was almost our main threat in the first half," Sredojevic told SuperSport TV.
Pirates broke the deadlock 15 minutes into the second half through substitute Vincent Pule, who turned home Xola Mlambo's low cross and the goal was enough to send the team to the next round.
“We were not that much threatening but dominating. But domination is not threatening. On half-time, we agreed to go for the kill because in cup games nothing is for free, chances are for everyone,” he continued.
Micho was not pleased to see the Buccaneers struggle to contain the Chilli Boys after taking the lead as the visitors pushed for the equalizing goal.
“We played a good organised team. Important for us, in the balance, situation we scored the goal," the well-travelled coach explained.
"Later on, subconscious, the wait of expectations and desire to drop back allowed the opponent to come at us and we just sit back which wasn’t the instruction but it was subconscious," he added.
“The instruction was to defend with possession. We made many turnovers and allowed the opponent chances," Micho added.
“Later on, we succeeded it to conclude the game the way we wanted but there are so many things to be corrected. But the most important was that we passed through,” he concluded.
The Buccaneers joined Baroka FC, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits as well as Maritzburg United in the quarter-finals.