Tuesday Feb 12, 2019. 13:00
Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojević has revealed that his troops will go for the jugular from the onset when they take on Esperance de Tunis in Tunisia this afternoon.
The Soweto giants will be aiming to keep hold of their lead atop Group B with a favourable result in Tunis and will be boosted by the fact that the game will take place behind closed doors.
Esperance were ordered to play their opening two home games of the group stages without any fans in attendance, following unrest in the reverse fixture of last year's final win over Al Ahly.
Micho, though, is disappointed not to be welcomed my thousands of Esperance fans a few days after his troops 1-1 draw against Kaizer Chiefs in front of 90 000 supporters at FNB Stadium.
“Playing in front of 90 000 people was for us great motivation,” Micho said.
“It was a huge test for us in order to see how it will be in front of African champions. We regret that we are not going to play in front of any crowd because that would have brought energy not only to the home team but the away team as well. But small details will decide, and we want these small details to be on our side.
Furthermore, Micho explained that he has no intentions of parking the bus in Tunisia as the Buccaneers set their sights on all three points and a boost to their knockout stage hopes.
“We will attack from the onset because our ultimate goal is to reach the quarter-final. It’s important to stay in the top two," he added.