Orlando Pirates Jose Riveiro

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro reveals plans as they wrap up 2023. Image Source: (@OrlandoPirates/Instagram)

Riveiro reveals Pirates plans before end of 2023

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro reveals their plans as they look to wrap upm2023 on a high following their draw against Richards Bay.

Orlando Pirates Jose Riveiro

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro reveals plans as they wrap up 2023. Image Source: (@OrlandoPirates/Instagram)

2023 is almost done and dusted and Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro reveals plans as they look to finish on a high.

Pirates were held to a goalless draw by the Richards Bay and Riveiro says their target is to collect 15 points before the end of the year.

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As things stand, Pirates have 16 points after playing 11 DStv Premiership games and the Spaniard wants a strong finish.

At the same time, the reigning MTN8 winner admits that his troops have fewer chances to challenge for the league title.

RIVEIRO REVEALS PIRATES’ PLANS BEFORE THE END OF 2023

As they keep dropping points either away or at home, Pirates are mathematically out of the race for the league.

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The Soweto giants have picked up just 16 points from 11 matches, while log leaders Cape Town City are on 25 points, followed by Mamelodi Sundowns on 24 points.

“We dropped two points (last Saturday), we move to the next one, and we have 15 points to fight for until the Christmas break,” said Riveiro.

“That (break) could be a good moment for us to analyse where we are and why.

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro reveals plans as they wrap up 2023. Image Source: (@OrlandoPirates/Instagram)
Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro reveals plans as they wrap up 2023. Image Source: (@OrlandoPirates/Instagram)

“If the question is ‘are we dropping more points than we would like?’, I think you (media) could answer the question yourself.”

PIRATES COACH RIVEIRO LASHES OUT AT THE MEDIA FOR POOR RESULTS

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The underfire coach didn’t waste time to attack the media, saying the members of the press tend to analyse their results and not the games.

As much as Pirates have not been able to collect as many points as they could have, Riveiro still believes his team is playing good football.

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“You guys (media) want to analyse the result, you don’t want to analyse the games,” adds Riveiro.

“If we draw, we have problems to score, when we score three, we are in great form. If we concede three, we are not defending well. We are doing a lot of things very well.”

Looking at their next matches, Pirates will meet an old foe in Moroka Swallows at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, December 05.

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