Absa Premiership

Pitso backs his Brazilians

2015-03-19 13:04
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is delighted by the manner in which his players steamrolled Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld on Wednesday but still feels that they could have been more clinical under the circumstances.

Read: Pitso 'happy' with victory

Sundowns, still fighting to keep their Premiership aspirations alive, beat Chippa 3-0 but Mosimane admits that Sundowns did not have things all their own way on the day, as the match did ebb and flow.

However, he does think that his players negotiated the pressure well and resisted any attempts by Chippa to try and shift the balance of power in the match.

The next assignment for Sundowns will be a Nedbank Cup fixture against Platinum Stars in the North West province on Sunday.

It has been a busy and somewhat convoluted campaign for Sundowns in 2015, who are still well in contention for the CAF Champions League title too.

"It’s not only about playing [physically], but also mentally," said Mosimane. 

"We play three competitions in six days. On Saturday we played (TP) Mazembe; during the week we play a League game and now we have to change the mood [and focus] on the Nedbank Cup.

"I said this is the team [capable] of playing three cups in six to seven days; you can’t play the same way, but play with a different mentality.

"But I think we have the legs; we never struggled at the end and I believe we have very good physical trainers," he concluded.

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