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Pirates poor finishing stuns coach Micho

Cape Town – Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevich did not shy away from criticising his players for their poor finishing in front of goal.

The Sowetan giants were held to a goalless draw against Golden Arrows in the Absa Premiership after missing several chances to claim maximum points.

According to TimesLIVE website, the Buccaneers have scored eight goals in eleven matches to which Sredojevich describes as a psychological problem.

"From what I can see‚ there is no problem with our football‚ but it’s a mental block to put that ball in the net‚" he said.

"I have been in 138 countries in the world‚ and I have never seen this in my life. It was like tapping away at a rock.

"But I did see in the body language and the facial expressions of my players that they gave their best.

"They really wanted to win and we had the pressure‚ we tried and we created chances.

"I’ve told my players‚ 'if you are not scoring from five [chances] ‚ you need to create 10. If you don’t create from 10‚ then you need to create 20 so that by the law of averages something will enter [the net]'.

"Instead of them worrying about the pressure of getting the result‚ I’ve really tried by all methods to get them to concentrate on practical matters and standards.

"I want them to have a habit of scoring‚ a culture of scoring and automation with scoring."

The Buccaneers are currently occupying seventh place on the Absa Premiership standings having played 11 games (three wins, two defeats and six draws).

Meanwhile, Pirates are back in action on Sunday, November 26 against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Kick off is at 15:30.

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