Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane insists that his side needed the points more than Baroka but admits that they fought harder to snatch all three points.
The Brazilians had the chance to go three points clear at the top of the table with two matches left to play, but instead conceded a 1-0 defeat to Baroka.
Namibia midfielder Ananias Gebhardt scored in the 20th minute for Baroka to separate the two sides as Sundowns remain behind Kaizer Chiefs on goal difference, while Bakgaga were handed a lifeline in their fight against relegation.
‘The way it’s going, no [I have never seen a league race like this], to be honest. It’s unbelievable,’ Mosimane told SuperSport TV.
‘Only one thing [went wrong]. We did not pick up [marking Baroka players] on their corner kick [which resulted in the goal] and we got punished. Yeah, we did not pick them up.
‘Yes, probably [we did not create enough chances]. Only tactics change after the game becomes a different kind of a game. The gameplan goes out of the way, so we are playing, fighting to try and score. So, it became totally a different game after they scored and you have to understand they are surviving. They needed the points.
‘We thought we needed the points more than them, but they fought for the points and you can’t blame them for sitting in all the time. They did what they had to do.’
Mamelodi Sundowns will be hoping to bounce back when they take on Polokwane City in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday evening.
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