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Zinnbauer: We went back to the normal Pirates system

Orlando Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer says the decision to revert back to "the normal Pirates system" at half-time paid off as the Buccaneers ground out a 1-0 win against AmaZulu FC on Saturday.

Pirates were unable to find a way through in the first half as the scoreline remained locked at 0-0, but claimed the lead early in the second half thanks to Vincent Pule and managed to keep their opponents at bay as they claimed all three points on offer.

Zinnbauer admits his first-half tactics did not produce the desired results, with AmaZulu's conservative approach forcing him to change things up for the second stanza.

"The support was fantastic today. We didn't come good in the first half," Zinnbauer told SuperSport TV after the match.

"It wasn't easy because the opponents changed a little bit the tactic against the ball because normally they have the high-pressure now they were waiting for us.

"It wasn't so easy because normally we have a lot of space. But we changed the system a little bit at half-time."

He added: "We went back to the normal Pirates system. It was good then because we created three or four big chances.

"When you don't make the goal it's always difficult in football.

"We changed the system at halftime. The question I asked the guys, 'Is this Pirates?'

"The team came back and it was the normal football that we want, congratulations to my team."