Pitso: Sundowns played like champions

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Pitso Mosimane, coach of Sundowns
  • Post published:September 23, 2019

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes his side played like champions against Maritzburg United on Saturday.

The Brazilians extended their unbeaten run to five games after they came back to secure a 2-1 victory over the Team of Choice at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The win moved the Tshwane giants up to third in the Absa Premiership standings with 11 points, having won three games and playing to two draws.

‘I was happy with the team tonight because we won,’ Mosimane told the media.

‘From the beginning we started right‚ to try and win. We created more chances than Wednesday and responded well.’

The Sundowns mentor was happy with his side’s attitude through the game, especially after their 3-1 defeat on aggregate by SuperSport United in the MYN8 semi-final.

‘I’m not worried about the chances missed because I see the attitude was totally different,’ he added.

‘I thought what helped us to win was the attitude … the will to win.

‘Of course you can see that we are not ourselves.

‘They are human beings. The players are human beings‚ they were coming from a big setback on Wednesday and it was not easy to build them [back] up.

‘But the way they responded was brilliant.’

Mosimane was happy to see his side dominate the game, playing like champions after Lyle Lakay scored a late goal to help Sundowns claim all three points.

‘It was our time to score at the end‚’ Mosimane said.

‘When we went to Chippa United [at the start of the season] and were 1-0 up and in the 93rd minute they equalised.

‘How many times have we dropped points at the end. It shows that when you have a will to win‚ when you are fighting to score‚ something will give way.

‘On Wednesday we did in the second half but only in patches. But we dropped again in terms of intensity. But we fought tonight and we showed we are champions.

‘Champions win like this at the end‚ when no one thinks that it is coming. That’s what champions do.

‘Brilliant! It’s very good when the boys are fighting,’ he concluded.