Durban - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane asked the fans to be patient following his team's goalless draw against AmaZulu, in Durban on Sunday.
“We didn’t do enough to win, even though it was a result that showed a lot of integrity and effort for our supporters," Mosimane said.
"They can see we are trying.”
The result lifted the hosts to 12th on the log, while the visitors stayed in 11th place, both on 29 points apiece with four games to go.
“Even though we didn’t play very well in the first half, it was an open game. We had to double our efforts in the second half and we did okay, but not good enough," Mosimane said.
“A point is okay because we were away from home, but we need more. We need maximum points." Mosimane took over the reins at Sundowns last year after they were entrenched in the relegation zone. The former Bafana Bafana coach insisted they were on the right track despite winning only one of their last five games.
“I’ve only been here for four months and remember where this team was at the time,” he said about his position at the club.
“We’ve changed that a little bit and have a little bit of a breather. I also haven’t bought a player since I arrived.
“It’s the same squad I have here and it shows there are some good boys here. You have to understand we are going through a slump and it happens to every team.”
Mosimane also pointed out that it had taken Kaizer Chiefs seven years to improve and they had not yet won the league.
“It took (Orlando) Pirates many years, about eight in fact, to win the league, but when everybody writes, they write about Mamelodi Sundowns - big spenders, no trophy in the cabinet for the last five years.
“I hear you, you are right, but it’s a process.”
AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee was thrilled by the performance of his players, despite conceding the dropped points at home.
“I’m chuffed with the way the players stood up and performed against Sundowns,” Rosslee said.
“Both teams moved up by a point and every one of them is going to count.
"It’s still two points dropped but any point will do at this stage.”