Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic also known as Micho said that FC Platinum caught them by surprise in the early stages of Friday’s 2-2 draw match played at Orlando Stadium.
The Buccaneers had to come from 2 goals down to salvage a point. FC Platinum even missed a penalty.
Speaking after the match, Micho said:
Nobody in football is guaranteed (to win). We were taught a lesson by Platinum, who, as we warned, are proud people and will come to play.
In their previous four matches they had been outscored but not outplayed, and as such, they came into this match looking at the fact that we needed to win and come all out.
They surprised us with elements of high-pressing and so it was very hard to enter through the midfield.
They also surprised us by beating our first line (of defence) very often in the first half, and that gave them space to counter-attack and score the two goals.