Absa Premiership

Pitso: We had to lose sometime

2015-03-04 10:40
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane looked to put a spin on Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Bidvest Wits, claiming the defeat could arguably be "a blessing in disguise".

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The Brazilians headed into this week's Bidvest Stadium encounter on a run of 15 PSL matches without defeat, while they had also won their previous four in a row.

However, the Chloorkop giants were unable to maintain that form as they went down to Sibusiso Vilakazi's lone strike late on against the Students, who climbed three points clear in second to sit seven adrift of leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

However, Mosimane looked to play it cool during his post-match interview, saying: "We have to lose sometimes, we can't always win all matches and though we wanted to win but losing was a blessing in disguise for us.

"I have said this before, it is not a three-horse race but [Orlando] Pirates are also in the mix. So the loss was a blessing in disguise as the focus will shift away from us which will ease the pressure while the focus will be on Wits and or Pirates."

Mosimane is now ready to refocus his side's attentions, with the Tshwane giants still contesting the Premiership, Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions League titles this term.

"Wits have now their focus on the league and Nedbank Cup while we are still chasing the treble of league, Nedbank Cup and Champions League," he continued.

"Yes, it is good to have your priorities right, they might be at an advantage but also we may go on to win all the three or the two so we will continue taking one game at a time.

"On the weekend we have another tough game and we have to win it and not just depend on other teams to do us a favour."

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