Cape Town – Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic says the club are prepared for the extra workload of competing in the CAF Champions League and won’t make excuses.
The Buccaneers moved to the top of the Premiership table on Saturday as they defeated Baroka 2-1, though Sredojevic added that there was room for plenty of improvement ahead of their African campaign.
Speaking to reporters, ‘Micho’ said: “In four matches including Black Leopards, we scored practically nine goals and when you have that in mind, it is something what is not still satisfactory.
“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.
“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.
“For that to happen, we need to iron our defence and tighten it and we need to defend by ball possession much better and when you have that in mind on top of everything scoring what we have scored even more.
“When the matches in the Champions League comes and we are having all the traveling it will be even worse so with us 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 aware mentally strong and physically fit and fresh to play for match to match.
“We are looking forward to accept these fixtures and not becomes cry-babies and complain.”