Mosimane calls for patience in clash with Celtic

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Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Post published:February 19, 2020

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has asked his team to show patience against Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday evening as they aim to cut Kaizer Chiefs’ lead at the top of the Absa Premiership to four points.

The Brazilians come into the game off the back of a good weekend where they comfortably beat Chippa United 3-0 before watching title- rivals Chiefs drop points against Maritzburg United.

Downs will have the chance to pile more pressure on the Glamour Boys as they play catch-up against Celtic and Mosimane believes his team will have to be patient and play their own game if they are to cut the gap again.

‘Celtic have a good midfield, a good defence that is very strong with aerial strength but more importantly their attack has quick players and when they attack they can put four people inside the box,’ said Mosimane.

‘We need to be patient, play our own game, find opportunities to score. It will be nice if we can score first and early in the game because they will change their plan.

‘I am not sure what coach Lehlohonolo Seema has planned for this game, but they normally attack. I saw their game against Highlands Park and they were attacking, but sometimes when teams come to us they are cautious and play more defenders or midfielders.

‘They are a team with speedy players on the wing, with striker Ndumiso Mabena the star of the show. Sometimes he even walks without defending, but he scores for them, so why not?

‘Lionel Messi does it for Barcelona and he influences their results. If you have a player like that you have to allow him to play to the best of his abilities because he influences some of the results,’ he concluded.