Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admits that his side will have a hard time trying to snatch all three points away from strugglers Polokwane City on Wednesday.
The Brazilians will have it all to play for when they travel to Loftus Versfeld Stadium to face Rise and Shine in the penultimate Absa Premiership clash for the 2019-20 season.
The defending league champions are currently placed second in the league standings level on 53 points with leaders Kaizer Chiefs, while Polokwane are rooted to the foot of the table with 25 points with two games remaining in the current campaign.
Mosimane admits that Polokwane will give them a run for their money as they are currently fighting for survival in the league.
‘We have checked that they played two systems. They’ve been playing four at the back, but now lately they’ve played five for the back. They are desperate, like we are, you know. We’ll see how it goes. But, you know, they’re tough. Look, there’s no team that’s in the bubble you can see you can easily beat anybody. We are just beating each other. You never know where it’s going and who’s going to beat who. And I think it’s the best time for bookmakers now because this thing is really unpredictable and it can go wherever it goes,’ Mosimane told his club’s official website.
‘Yeah, we had one small chance that lasted for a few hours, but we didn’t take the chance. So, yeah, we have never been in the driving seat but you never know because we are beating each other and the draws and everything is possible. So we keep going until the fat lady sings. As I said earlier, the championship is not a Chiefs and Sundowns match. I said it and it shows that. I think this one will go to the last line of the last game.
‘It’s tough stuff, you’re facing, people who want to win, people who even if they only get one point, they will cherish it. And then we will need maximum points. Because if you don’t get maximum points, how do you expect to win the league? So, yeah, very difficult and very emotional. You saw the Baroka fight and how they celebrated after that match.
‘Yeah, this is the way it is. We also won against Arrows. We were celebrating, to be honest. But yeah, it’s part of life. It’s part of football. It’s our time as coaches to stress. We do stress a lot. We are human beings. You know, a lot of mistakes are made on the pitch by us, by players, by referees. Yeah. This is the way it is. What is beautiful is the beauty of football,’ concluded Mosimane.
Polokwane City against Mamelodi Sundowns kicks off at 6pm.
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