Absa Premiership

Pitso: Castro must forget about 'B and D'

2017-03-07 18:21
Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has challenged Leonardo Castro to reignite his form without assistance from Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly.

Last season the trio's outstanding form saw them recognised as Chloorkop's side most potent threats, and were given the collective title of 'CBD' - Castro, Billiat and Dolly.

But it's been different this season, as Dolly has left for Montpellier while Billiat has been sidelined through injury. Castro has struggled to make the starting XI after injury problems of his own.

After scoring 10 league goals in 23 matches last season, the Colombian has made only two starts in the league and is yet to score.

He did however find the net on Monday night in a 2-0 win over Mariveni United in the Nedbank Cup, and according to Mosimane, also showed glimpses of his old self during Friday night's match away to Cape Town City, a 1-0 defeat.

"It is difficult, when you have the ongoing of the CBD, then it gets dismantled, the other one is in France, the other one is injured," Mosimane said.

"He (Castro) also had his own injuries, remember he stayed two months without playing, and ever since he came back from that injury he hasn't been really that sharp. But, I must tell you, (against Cape Town City) I saw him a little bit sharp in front of goals.

"He is waiting for his chance and it is up to him to get himself back into the team and he can get back into the team, he cannot be complaining about the other B and the D that are not around.

"He has to deal with it, it is part of football, when Messi is not there, Suarez should not complain or Neymar. We play."

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