- Milutin Sredojevich says he is stunned by the inability of South African players to score goals
- The Serbian spoke after his team played to another goalless draw
- Sredojevich is trying to instil a culture of scoring in his players
Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevich revealed that he is completely stunned by the apparent inability of South African soccer players to score goals.
Sredojevich believes the problem is not with the quality of play but more of a mental block in pressure situations.
The Serbian has travelled to 138 countries during his career and says he has never seen anything similar to the problem anywhere else.
Briefly.co.za learned from TimesLive.co.za that Sredojevich spoke after his side played to another disappointing goalless draw against Golden Arrows. Statistics show that Orlando Pirates have scored just eight goals in eleven matches this season.
He says his players gave it their all and that he was happy with the quality of play they delivered but that he was disappointed once again in the finishing ability of local players. Sredojevich says he will now work towards instilling a culture of scoring goals among his charges.
He believes players in South Africa tend to worry to much about when they miss a scoring opportunity which leads them to miss more and this becomes a viscous circle.
Sredojevich believes that the problem is psychological and affects players not only in his team but across the country and he says this mental block is one of the factors which led to Bafana Bafana missing out on a spot in the Fifa World Cup.
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