The German is confident that the team can withstand the challenge of other teams to win trophies before the season’s curtain increase this weekend
Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer said his team is aiming to win all possible titles in the new campaign, starting with Sunday’s Carling Black Label Cup against Kaizer Chiefs.
Bucs won the MTN8 competition last season, but fell short in the race for the PSL title, where Mamelodi Sundowns won it for the fourth time in a row. They also reached the quarterfinals of the Caf Confederation Cup and Nedbank Cup.
While finishing third in the league title race, they ended a six-year doubts trophy win when they won MTN last December.
We want to win all titles
‘We have a good team, and [after] last season, yes, we are happy that we finally have a title after being without one for six years, ‘said Zinnbauer. DiskTimes.
‘I know, usually when you get a title [fans] wants more. We saw it last season, you won a title and they said, ‘Wow, now to the top, let’s get the title; the next title now might be the Nedbank Cup or win the league, ‘yes, I know.
“We want [to] won all titles. As a coach and as a player you want to win titles, it’s clear. “
It’s not easy, but it’s our goal
The German admits that it will not be an easy task, but still remains confident that it is an achievable goal.
“It’s special, especially for clubs like Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs or Mamelodi Sundowns. That’s the goal we have,” Zinnbauer said.
‘But in most cases, as we have seen in recent years, it is not so easy [because] all teams fight for titles. Just look at AmaZulu [who ended] in second place last season.
“Nobody in the room talked about AmaZulu before the season, but it’s possible, in football anything is possible.”
The tactician is aiming to get better than champions Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs – who are ready to win the title, and AmaZulu who finished second.
Pirates and Chiefs open the domestic season with the Carling Black Label Cup on Sunday.