Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens feels his players picked
the perfect time to regain their form following the 3-1 victory over
Santos on Sunday.
The Brazilians entered this weekend's Chloorkop encounter on the
back of successive Premiership defeats, but they bounced back in style
against the People's Team, with victory taking Sundowns to the top of
the standings with just three games to go.
"For today (Sunday) it was important that we got the three
points, and that we got back on a winning streak again," Neeskens said
after the match.
Downs were gifted the opening goal as Pere Ariweriyai put past
his own goalkeeper, while Nyasha Mushekwi and Hlompho Kekana both got on
the score sheet for the hosts, with Eleazar Rodgers grabbing a late
consolation for the Capetonians.
"I think the team played well, especially in the first half," the Dutchman added.
"In the final third, the passes were better than in our other games.
"We got a little bit of help from Santos with the first goal but then we were the much better team.
"We scored a beautiful second goal with a terrific cross and a fantastic header."
Downs' final three games will truly determine the side's
championship credentials, with the Tshwane titans set to face Kaizer
Chiefs on Wednesday, before hosting SuperSport United and rounding off
the campaign at home to Free State Stars.