Absa Premiership

Mosimane looks to the positives after Wits draw

2019-02-25 11:50
Gavin Hunt and Pitso Mosimane
Gavin Hunt and Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane highlighted his side's Champions League experience as a key factor in securing a 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits on Saturday.

Masandawana played with 10 men for much of the game after Wayne Arendse saw red in the 37th minute for a foul on Lyle Lakay.

However, they managed to escape unscathed as the table-topping Clever Boys failed to find a way through in a drab second half at Bidvest Stadium.

"It was a big game, a difficult game for us. I think the boys were tactically superior," Mosimane told SuperSport TV. "We know the strength of Wits.

"We dealt with the crosses and tried to limit the crosses from the side then we can deal with the free-kicks.

"Then, we left the two centre-backs with the ball and we managed. The players showed that they are a Champions League team. Five years in the Champions League."

He continued: "Ricardo [Nascimento] corrected his mistake. Unfortunately, at Sundowns we always shoot ourselves in the foot. You know what happened at Polokwane and you know what happened tonight.

"But we have important players and look at him Ricardo in the second half, it's unbelievable. It's a big game we got the point, as long we didn't lose its OK.

"We wanted to win and we came here to win that's why we were the first one to draw blood. We didn't have the numbers in the box like in the first half as we wanted earlier."

 

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