The tactician explained how they managed to stun the visitors and praised his confident starlets
TS Galaxy head coach Owen Da Gama has opened up about how they secured a 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates in a Premier Soccer League match on Sunday.
Da Gama believes that they have fully understood their tactics in putting the brakes on the Pirates’ chances of finishing second.
The tactician added that he is still building his squad and there is more to come of what he does at the club.
“From a technical point of view I think we got it all figured out and people expected us to play with a back three and we would play with a back four and I really think we got it as a technical team”, Da Gama said.
“But we’re still a work in progress, we’ve come and made a difference, it’s a process and playing a team like the Orlando Pirates is encouraging for us to know that we’re on the right track.”
“We still have a long way to go, but as long as we see good signs and progress, we will keep trying and pushing.
“There is more to come, but you have to find the right balance. It encourages us to see the youngsters come in and play with confidence and maybe it’s just a call to us that we weren’t going to buy the big players. in the country, but try to produce.
While saying his team’s rotations mean their results are team efforts, the coach further named the players who impressed the most.
“Team rotations mean TS Galaxy isn’t about me or the individuals, but the team. It’s all about hard work and, especially after our loss to Golden Arrows, it wasn’t a good day at the office. . We have had a lot of injuries and situations where we have been forced and this victory is a blessing in disguise because you know that the young people have been there, “he added.
“To see how Sihle Nduli played there and Tshegofatso Nyama play like that, it’s all my pleasure to see young people coming in and that’s where I thrive. I’ve always said that the Pirates are a fantastic team You have to give credit to them because of the great coach and a fantastic team.
“But I believe that’s where the stars are created; the stars are born when you play Kaizer Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns and I’m very happy the players have confidence. MasilakePhohlongo scored his second goal against the Pirates, he scored in his first game and did it again. “
TS Galaxy will face Stellenbosch and Chiefs in their final league games.