Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has spoken about their approach to their 2-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 semi-final second-leg.
The coach has been enduring a tough time on a personal front, having had to deal with a tragic car accident which left his son in a coma in Germany.
He was uplifted by an impressive showing by his team, with a 5-0 aggregate win over their fierce rivals, and the German tactician says that they knew what Chiefs wanted to do.
“We have a good result in the first leg, and we have an advantage, but you know the football is not so easy,” he said in his post-match conference.
“We know the quality from Kaizer Chiefs, we know what they want, they want in the box with long balls, with headings. And I have to say to my team a compliment. And it’s not so easy when you have a team that want to play football, to play offence, and in this game I say please stay on defence. Wait for the right moment and maybe play the counter-attack. We did this very well in the first-half.
“The second-half was clearer, yes we have a little bit of luck, we get a shot on the post. You have luck, but we have a good result in the bag. And then we have a lot of chances to play good counters. We did this very well and we scored, then I think you see we had a lot of chances we could score. I’m happy now we are in the final. This final is for the supporters.”