Davids cautions Pirates players against complacency


After their victory in the last match, which is their first win in five games, Fadlu DavidsOrlando Pirates assistant coach has sounded a note of warning to his players as they prepare to face Maritzburg United on Wednesday night at the Lucas Moripe Stadium

Bucs narrowly secured three points in their last game against SuperSport United, winning 1-0.

However, Davids said it is an encouraging feeling to move into the next game with a previous win at hand, but also want the focus of his players glued for a win in their next match.

It’s always a good feeling when you come back from a win, especially with the heroics we showed in the second half. Positive thing is that it was a team effort, team unit work. We worked together with the ball, we worked together without the ball and we got the results. Now we facing a Maritzburg United team, a really organised team, not a team that builds up too much, they build up extremely slow,” Davids told Bucs’ media team.

On the one hand you want to take the confidence of the result, but you don’t want that confidence to boil over to complacency. We know that there is six points at stake, our only focus is the three points. We just have use to that confidence to be able to play our game, play the football that we want to play but not in an arrogant or complacent way. Do the job, get the three points and go home.”

The Buccaneers are currently sitting on the fifth position on the Absa Premiership table with 46 points, while their next contender – Maritzburg are right below Bucs on the table with 42 points on sixth position after 28 games.

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