The Buccaneers saw their 15-match unbeaten run in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) come to an end when they lost 1-0 to Matsatsantsa at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday night.
“I think, for me, it’s nice to be playing again and being able to help the team as best as I can, but at the end of the day it’s not an individual sport,” Sandilands told PiratesTV.
It was a match which was dominated by Pirates, but they could not convert their chances. Eventually, they were punished by Clayton Daniels, who scored the winning goal in the second half.
“It hurts that the results haven’t been going our way, but we’ve got to be able to show up in the big games and make sure that we get the results we want and keep fighting," he continued.
The Soweto giants will be looking for a return to winning ways in the league when they welcome AmaZulu at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.
“And we now need to make sure we pick ourselves up come Saturday against AmaZulu," stressed Sandilands, who was making his fourth appearance of the season.
“Yeah, it’s a bit disappointing with the result. I don’t think we were good enough overall during the 90 minutes,” the former Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper added.
“I think we gave the ball away a little too much with a lot of turnovers [of possession], and you know SuperSport are a team that’s good on transition and counter-attack," he explained.
“Unfortunately, we weren’t at the races, but we’ve got to make sure that we lift ourselves up and get better so that we can finish the season stronger," he concluded.
Bucs are now winless in their last six matches in all competitions and they are placed third on the league standings - four points behind log leaders, Bidvest Wits with 10 games to go.