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Riveiro – They Celebrate, We Don’t

Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro said his team had more than enough chances to win the game against Polokwane City on Friday night.

The match ended 1-1 after Patrick Maswanganyi had given the Bucs a first-half lead, only for Given Mashikinya to find an equaliser with 18 minutes to go.

Riveiro said it was a tough game, and he was disappointed that they gave away their lead after getting ahead.

“A very tough game,” Riveiro said to SuperSport after the game.

“We did the most difficult thing to get the lead, and then we didn’t manage well to to consolidate the result. They found a goal in a lost situation, in a second action, a bit lucky.

“Again one point, we are not satisfied with the point but it is what it is.”

Riveiro dismissed cliches of frustration or disappointment with the result.

“It’s a football game,” he said.

“We don’t have to use ‘frustration’, ‘disappointment’ every time, it’s just a football game.

“I think we did enough to score more than one goal. We couldn’t capitalise one more time. And in a second action, they could’ve punished us in the first half in one or two transitions where we were not defending well, but in the second half maybe a bit tired after 60/65 minutes.

“And they found one action there. 1-1, they celebrate, we don’t, we move.”

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