We need to find a formula - Sredojevic
- Orlando Pirates head coach, Milutin Sredojevic, believes that the team needs to find a formula for converting the chances they create in their matches into goals.
The Buccaneers were knocked out of the Telkom Knockout by Polokwane City through a penalty shoot-out, after yet another impressive display by Sredojevic’s team but with lack of enough goals from the chances created.
Following the 2-2 final score in regular time, which led to the 4-2 penalty shoot-out loss for Bucs, Sredojevic feels that as the technical team they need to find a formula to calm down the players to assist them to score goals.
“When they are coming in the area of finishing all the blood is entering in the head. We need to find a formula (in) training, instead of being cry babies – ‘Why we are missing, why we are not converting?’ We need to find formulas to calm down our players (and) to make them cool in order to convert what they are supposed to convert. On the other side, if from chances you create you cannot …for example you create 10 chances and you cannot convert then you look for the law of averages. You create 20 chances – maybe from 20 two will enter because you cannot miss all 20 in any way,” said Sredojevic.
Bloemfontein Celtic coach Veselin Jelusic says there are several reasons for the team’s revival following their battle with relegation last term.
Phunya Sele Sele have impressed under new boss Jelusic, who was named the Absa Premiership Coach of the Month for October on Thursday.
The Serbian has guided the club to fourth spot on the log with 15 points from nine matches - two points behind surprise leaders Baroka FC.
Celtic are also in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals where they will meet Polokwane City on November 19 in Limpopo.
“I think there are several reasons that we got some good results currently,” said Jelusic.
“One of them is for sure teamwork. The second one, this season, we have new players and together with the players that played before. Now we are stronger and a competitive team.
“The third one is what we have been doing at training, trying to improve the aspect of the game technical, tactical, physical and psychological.
“The fourth one is the strategical approach, to have a good balance in the team regarding all qualities of our players.”
Jelusic dedicated his award to his colleagues.
“I will take this award as a reward for our teamwork because we have been working together all the time as a team,” Jelusic said.
“Starting from our players to the coaching team, including our technical director. All our assistant coaches in all our departments, including the medical department, technical support, our management and our chairman who has given support any moment and our supporters. They deserve the results we have at the moment.”