Fadlu Davids say they will try to save themselves after the disappointment of their last game in their next match, where they face Marumo Gallants in the round of 16 in the Nedbank Cup at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.
Bucs will face the Limpopo side after losing 2-1 to their rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the DStv Premiership game played at Orlando Stadium last weekend.
Switching from the league to the cup, Davids says it is crucial that his charges stay focused and says there are positives from their loss to Amakhosi, helping them in their draw against Gallants.
“It’s important to stay focused when you switch leagues, because cup competitions are different from the league. We approach the game like a cup competition, knowing we have suffered a defeat and we want to bounce back.”
said the Bucs mentor.
“There are a lot of positives to take from the last game and take these positives into this game, knowing that we are dealing with a difficult opponent, opponents who like to have possession of the ball. Our job is to make it difficult for them to do that, but also to dictate how we want to play with the ball.”
Gallants, meanwhile, will be motivated enough to take their fifth straight win in all competitions against Bucs, with the side leading the pack with some positive results and their latest win being a 1-0 win over Stellenbosch FC last weekend.
Meeting Pirates in the Ke Yona Cup also gives the Limpopo outfit a chance to try and get revenge on the Buccaneers, with their last encounter where Pirates defeated Bahlabane Ba Ntwa 2-1 in December last year.