Milutin Sredojevic: Orlando Pirates' defence needs to improve ahead of Sundowns showdown

The former Rwanda coach admitted that Bucs need to improve defensively ahead of their massive clash with the Brazilians

Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has stated that he is concerned over the team’s defence.

The Soweto giants have conceded 11 goals from 12 Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches this season.

Micho, who is in his second stint as Bucs head coach, explained that the team's way of play makes them run the risk of conceding goals.

“We have a team that plays football in our own way, we are risking, we are not sitting back and trying to close," Sredojevic was quoted as saying by  The Citizen .

Bucs could not keep a clean sheet during their 2-1 win over Polokwane City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Tuesday night.

They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three matches, but the win over Polokwane took them to the top of the league standings.

"Our badge and history is obliging us to be offensive, and when you are offensive it is normal that you are likely to concede,” he continued.

The Buccaneers have kept only two clean sheets from 12 matches, while scoring 16 goals in the competition. 

The former Al Hilal Omdurman head coach admitted that they need to find a way to fix the problem as they challenge for the PSL title.

“I want to agree that we need to tighten, especially in set pieces, we need to tighten in open and at the back in order to get clean sheets," he added. 

"What is very important is that when you play for more goals and we are a team that attacks in order to win, of course, you leave a space behind and you’re destined to possibly concede," he concluded.

Pirates are scheduled to face Mamelodi Sundowns in a league match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday.