Pirates coach concerned with team’s defence ahead of FC Platinum clash

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Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic believes his side need to improve in defence as the Soweto Giants start preparations for the Champions League encounter against FC Platinum on Saturday.

Pirates conceded silly goals in their 4-2 victory against Chippa United on Tuesday with Happy Jele and goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane guilty of making some key errors.

“We need to look at the defensive part and look to improve that fragility in defending. We want to have an iron defence, we want to have a creative build-up,” Micho said on SuperSport TV after the game.

“The tournament (Champions League) is different and there are a lot of tough teams.

“The game is on Saturday and we have only three days to correct the tricks and set ourselves ready to start the group phase on a positive note.”

The Group B encounter will be played at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo. Kick-off is at 3 pm.