Milutin Sredojevic- Second place is a joke for Orlando Pirates

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic and his assistant Rhulani Mokwena. Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

JOHANNESBURG- Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic whose team has ended up in second place for the season is nothing special for the Buccaneers.

After the loss to Cape Town City on Saturday, Sredojevic said, “This is normal‚ we don’t believe that we have done anything special‚” referring to the confirmation that they will now finish second in the ABSA premier league.

“This is the standard and above that is supposed to be Orlando Pirates identity.”

“If our conversation rate in the first half of the season had been better‚ we could have gone one step further‚ but we need to say that we grew up as the season went on‚” he said.

“So‚ we shall take this as a rebuilding process‚ as a process that has seen us look for stability in the second half of the season and we have proven ourselves.

“We have won 32 points from 14 matches in the second half of the season.

“If this had also happened in the first half of the season‚ we would be speaking a different story now.

“But this is how sport goes.

“There is no automatic pressing of Q button and things are working.

He added, “We are in a process and we are happy that we’ve succeeded to rebuild the team‚ instil confidence‚ to make the players mentally strong and to be more aware of what the (Pirates’) jersey means.”

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