There are three games left in the season and Mamelodi Sundowns are occupying second spot with fifty-three points, which is the same as log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, only goal difference sets them apart.
Coach Pitso Mosimane addressed the media after the game and acknowledged that it was a tough game, his thoughts were that, “in the first half I think we took it, to be honest with you. I think it was a game where we let ourselves down a lot, we had a chance with Anele, like the opportunity with Maritzburg they fall on Anele first half and Gaston faced the keeper one on one, I think he could have done better, I think Lebo Maboe was unbelievable had he finished the ball that hit the post and went in, we could have been talking a different scoreline but if you look at the game in the second half we were under pressure, we were under stress but we had to respond.”
The winning goal was scored by Gaston Sirino with a fabulous pass from Themba Zwane. Coach Pitso said that the goal is from the Sundowns type of football. He emphasised that, “I was happy that Sirino came to the party when we needed him, Themba Zwane also came into the party when we needed him. The big players are slowly coming up and believing in it. We need Themba, we need Sirino, those are the players at Sundowns who turn things around for us and I am happy they came up and helped the team.”
“I had to double up Langerman and Lyle which are my two left-backs and one is a winger but you know I converted them and I had to double up Anele and Lebo Maboe because we were under pressure, the balls are launched and they come from the side and if you play Kaizer Chiefs you don’t look at the diagonal balls they play behind. Thank God Nurkovic and Castro were not playing, that is how they play and if you don’t deal with that you will be in trouble”, said Coach Pitso Mosimane
“We have the right mentality for this and we have been going for the Championship in the last six/seven years, so we have the culture and the mentality we know what to do. Are we playing well? No. Are we looking like Mamelodi Sundowns? No, but do we want to fight for the title? Yes. So we will do what we need to do to win the title. This is no time to play better football, it’s time to win the title.”
The next clash for Mamelodi Sundowns is on Sunday against Baroka at Dobsonville Stadium at 18:00, the game will be broadcasted on SuperSport 4.