PSL : Orlando Pirates Caretaker Coach unhappy with Troops Performnce
Orlando Pirates Caretaker Coach, Augusto Palacios was very upset with the attitude of his charges against Bloemfontein Celtics
Orlando Pirates lost 1-2 at Orlando Stadium yesterday against Bloemfontein Celtics
Pirates scored on the 10th minute courtesy of their captain Oupa ‘Ace’ Manyisa and kept the lead till the break
SIWELELE made a brave come back to score two goals courtesy of Mxonyana and Rikhotso in the second half thanks to mistakes in the Pirates defence
During the press conference the interim Caretaker Coach didn’t minse his words about his team performance. Most of the Buccaneers faithful have taken to social media to take action and punish under performing players.
Their sentiments were echoed by Palacios to a certain extent
“I don’t have words to say because I didn’t see the first goal. I was suprised when Celtics was celebrating”
“The second goal went against run of play with five Pirates in the box and two Celtics players and they score”
“A team like Orlando Pirates needs players who are hungry and want to perform for Pirates. Players who will die on the field”
“The whole week we’ve been working on dealing with crosses, picking up Celtic players but nothing happened today”
“We lost to a team that lost 3-0 and I lost a lot of sleep. We come here and again we failed to realise our full potential”.
“Mobara gave his all in the 1st half & had nothing more in the second half. Two players stood out tonight: Ayanda Gcaba & Mahlatse Makudubela”
Palacios indicated that this could have been his last game as a caretaker Coach
“The incoming Coach will have to be willing to work hard”.
“All the goals conceded by Pirates during my time have been silly goals as a result of mistakes and not well worked goals”.
“We have too many new players who don’t understand what it means to be here. We need players with character for a big team. The players need to have more hunger. They need to understand where they are & not playing just for a salary”
“In one month and two weeks I tried to change the mentality of the new players”.
“This team is difficult to play for because we have history. This jersey is heavy and you must have charecter and mental strength. I tell the players all the time that we need to prepare mentally. When teams play us they play in a final.”
“I will give the Chairman my technical report from when I started untill now. It will be on a game by game basis as well as the fact that the team is unbalanced”.
“I like players that work. You can’t just do the basics. When Benni arrived they said he can only play 30 mins. We worked him”
“Tomorrow I can’t go in the street because of the loss, I love this team. these players lose and they eat, laugh and sing. Why?”
“We’ve lost our soul as football. Players of old, Madida, Tinkler, they are gone. People don’t love the game like that anymore. There’s no discipline. People are now focused on buying cars for millions of Rand & they are fine with it”
“No I don’t speak to players after the match. I don’t want them to tell me sorry Coach. Jackson made a mistake it’s normal”.
“I can’t criticise the signing of players. The system is that we play with what we have. I can’t run away from the culture of the Club, we use wing play and knock the ball. Remember the likes of Helman Mkhalele”.
“It’s impossible to coach this team & forget about the culture of Mkhalele, Klate & Segolela. No matter who comes in to coach. Character is Rudolf Bester shooting from the middle of the half and hitting the top corner to win the league ba Cosmos”
“It’s painful when I see people buying jerseys & coming to the game, not getting the results”
“I apologise to the Pirates supporters who will go into the December without a win” concluded Palacious