Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic says the pressure they are under to succeed drives them to work even harder to restore the Buccaneers’ glory days.
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The Buccaneers have not won a trophy since lifting the Nedbank Cup title at Moses Mabhida Stadium in 2014 and a desire deep within to end 2018 with a trophy in the cabinet will inspire them when they take on Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout semi-final this afternoon (15h00).
Pirates go into the game as favourites after coming from behind to beat Amakhosi 2-1 in the Absa Premiership last month. The Buccaneers’ supporters will be expecting more of the same and will most certainly want to see their side going on to life the trophy.
“You need to know that when you are at Orlando Pirates the ambition is always the highest. We have come here and every evening before going to sleep I tell myself and ourselves as the technical team we will do our best,” Micho said.
“Pressure in a big club is something that must be there and I need to tell you for someone who has coached for 25 years, if you don’t want pressure go be a fishmerman. There you just take a beer and do whatever, but when you are a coach the pressure is the fuel that is driving you. I like to have that fuel, together with my technical team. We are doing our best for silverware to come as it is expected by our supporters.”