Orlando Pirates defender Marshall Munetsi knew what to expect from Polokwane City
Posted: 6 November 2018 Time: 20:46
Orlando Pirates defender Marshall Munetsi says they knew what to expect from Polokwane City in their Absa Premiership encounter on Tuesday evening.
The Buccaneers moved to the summit of the standings with a 2-1 victory over Rise and Shine, who they hadn't beaten since 2015.
The Zimbabwean defender says they were well aware of Polokwane's game-plan heading into the encounter.
“I’d like to thank God for giving me this talent and opportunity to represent this great club and also I’d like to thank the coaches for having faith in me and giving me this opportunity to play,” Munetsi said on SuperSport TV.
“We were training hard, we knew that we were conceding a lot of goals. We had to sort that out and make sure that we are solid. We knew their formation and how they were going to play so it was not that difficult to play with three at the back. We made sure that we cut their spaces for [Rodney] Ramagalela and Jabulani Maluleke especially when they are on counter-attacks because they were defending deep in their half.”
The Zimbabwean added that the rotation policy at the club keeps every player on his toes and did not want to get carried away now that Pirates are on top of the log.
“The coaches always prepares us that in any time you can play any game because we have a lot of games and we have a big squad and big players. So you have to be up when they tell you to play," he added.
“We’ll have to take it one game at a time and see how it goes.