Pirates keeping their feet on the ground


Fadlu Davids along with Mandla Ncikazi may have led Orlando Pirates to their first win of the new season but Davids is not getting carried away just yet, saying the team needs more time to gel.

Pirates beat Swallows 1-0 in a DStv Premiership clash at the weekend and Davids stated that he is relieved to register a win following two draws from their opening games.

“In every match you play, you have that pressure as a coach. We know that we needed the three points,” said Davids.

“But more importantly we needed a performance. It’s a process in terms of the point at where the squad is in.

“You lose a coach and you have to stabilise, you have to look at what was good in the past and what are the priorities to fix and improve upon.

Davids added that they are “in the process of trying to fix the team. Most important is the performance. If we can continue to perform this way, more fluidity in our attack, more shots at goal, more domination from start to finish.”

“We are able to do it for a period of time, the type of football that we want to play. That is what we are zooming out and the bigger picture where we want to go.

“The result gives you that extra boost, that momentum to go into the next game. We take it, but we’re not getting carried away with the win.

“We were not getting too upset or concerned when we didn’t get the wins in the first two games because we’re looking at the bigger picture, we’re knowing the process. We’re keeping our feet on the ground and still look and see where we can improve in our next matches,” concluded Davids.

The Soweto giants will tackle Chippa United on Saturday.

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By FARPost Reporter