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Riveiro Discusses Whether He Feels Pressure After 3 Defeats

Orlando Pirates head coach Jose Riveiro says he is feeling no extra pressure for the MTN8 final, despite his team having suffered three consecutive defeats.

Pirates advanced to the final where they will face Mamelodi Sundowns, despite losing 1-0 to Stellenbosch in the second leg at Orlando Stadium. They advanced on the away goal rule after having secured a 2-1 victory in the first leg.

Prior to that they lost by the same scoreline in a hard-fought DStv Premiership game against Sundowns, and suffered the same fate in the first leg of their CAF Champions League tie against Jwaneng Galaxy in Botswana.

They will face Galaxy in the second leg this weekend, and look to turn that tie around.

Riveiro said at the post-match press conference after the Stellies game that he’s not feeling any extra pressure, and he is expecting a great final.

“Extra pressure? No, no, not at all,” Riveiro said. 

“It’s a final there’s pressure for both. You have a bad day, you don’t win the title. And I think it’s got to be a nice game. Both teams are very strong. 

“There’s a lot of things to prove in that game for each side, and again, like I said, on Wednesday, the people will have the opportunity to see 22 fantastic players fighting for the title in an excellent environment. I think it’s in Moses Mabhida if I’m not mistaken. 

“So there’s no pressure, find the proper attitude to face that game, understanding that we’re going to face a very strong opposition, as they will do. 

“So now our mind is today celebrate tomorrow start to think about Jwaneng, and after that, we will have time to prepare our our final as well.”

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