Zinnbauer – I Understand The Supporters
Speaking ahead of the Soweto Derby, Orlando Pirates Head Coach Josef Zinnbauer says he understands the fans wanting to see more from the club.
Pirates are currently fifth on the DStv Premiership log, and while they are four points aheads of their rivals Kaizer Chiefs, they are eight points off log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Zinnbauer responded to a question about the mixed reaction from Pirates supporters, especially after the 2 losses at the start of the year.
Pirates won their first trophy in six years when they won the MTN8 trophy in December, and Zinnbauer says while some supporters are happy with that, others will want more.
“Yep, it’s always, eh, up to the guys – one guys said‚ ‘hey‚ good coach‚ we won a title, the last six years we don’t, we have nothing in hour hands, now we win a title’. One guy say‚ ‘Ja‚ we want more‚” Zinnbauer said at the pre match presser
“I understand the supporters. You have green, you have red, you have yellow lights, it’s always different.”
“And‚ you know‚ the problem is always that the fans want to see points. And a club like Orlando Pirates‚ they need success. And that’s always so.
“But you have to work on it‚ and the season is a long season. And I understand the fans when they are upset after a draw‚ or after you don’t get the three points fully. I understand, it’s normal, It’s emotion‚ and it’s an emotional business, but I understand.”