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Micho wants to rid players of pressure

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic is steadfast in his belief that any pressure in their pursuit of success needs to be removed from the players and placed onto the technical team.

Sredojevic has continued to shy away from any title talk in an effort to reduce the expectation and pressure placed on his charges as they look to banish their four-year trophy drought.

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Bucs are currently strong contenders for the Absa Premiership title, while also having an opportunity to emulate their 2013 CAF Champions League run in the current campaign.

However, the Serbian is reluctant to allow his players to carry the burden of expectation but wants their focus firmly on performing to the best of their ability on the pitch, while leaving the rest of the responsibility up to the technical team.

“With us, it has been more of a mental aspect to remove the mental blockage [of winning] than a football problem, so one step in the right direction now needs to be followed by many more steps,” said Micho of their recent win over AmaZulu last weekend.

“We are looking forward only towards the first match we have ahead of us [against Arrows on Saturday evening].

“We’ve told the players, ‘If we ask you players to take this bus to the stadium, you won’t know how to drive the bus. The only thing in life you know is how to play football, so go and play your football, take responsibility and leave the pressure with us and enjoy your game.’”

“We’ve told the players, ‘If we ask you players to take this bus to the stadium, you won’t know how to drive the bus. The only thing in life you know is how to play football, so go and play your football, take responsibility and leave the pressure with us and enjoy your game.’”

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