By Joana Arries-Tagoe
Orlando Pirates coach – Josef Zinnbauer has spoken ill of the Buccaneers repulsive first half performance in their 1-1 draw with Stellenbosch FC at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday.
The Buccaneers are enduring a stuttering start in the DStv Premiership having secured two points from two games.
But coach Zinnbauer believes his team could have changed the results if they had hit the right notes from the first stanza, something he think ought to change going forward:
“I’m not happy with the first half. But we demonstrated what’s possible in the second half, what we can do,” the German told SuperSport TV in a post match interview.
“This is something I don’t understand. First half, not playing, no build-up no defensive structure. And then in the second half, you see all that we can do.
“What we have to do in 90 minutes, you get the answer in the second half. It’s not possible you can play 45 minutes with such a performance and get three points. These are the things we have to change.
“I say it again. First half, I don’t understand this football we played and then in the second half. But it was not enough for three points. As a coach I don’t understand.
“It’s five minutes after the game. We analyse the game, we find the key. But as a coach I don’t understand, why we don’t play for the whole 90 minutes. We can say now it’s substitutes. But the other players on the field have the same quality.
“I think we need a wake up call. It’s not possible to go in to a game so casually. This is my meaning. You see what we can do. You see it. And this is the things I don’t understand. But we come back.