Mamelodi Sundowns’ Pitso Mosimane says he doesn't have to motivate his players

Mamelodi Sundowns’ Pitso Mosimane says he doesn't have to motivate his players
Percy Tau celebrates his goal with Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Apr 19, 2018. 10:30

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said his players have stopped training and revealed that he doesn't see the need to motivate them anymore.

Mosimane was speaking to the media after their 1-0 win over Golden Arrows at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Tuesday night as they stretched their Absa Premiership lead to 55 points, six points above second placed Pirates with three league matches remaining.

“At this point in time the guys don’t even care about the programme‚ they just want to win the league and some of them have already said that to you the media‚” said Mosimane.

“We don’t even motivate them and we don’t train. We give them a rest‚ we have been in this space before and we understand the situation.

"We know the heavy programme and we are not going to make excuses about it.

"That’s why I am saying that come next year‚ I want to see Orlando Pirates faced with eight games in 25 days which includes travelling.

"They are a good team and we need them in the Champions League and I think they will do well in the competition.”

Although they need four points from three games to win their eighth league title provided results do not go the Buccaneers way in the next two matches, ‘Jingles’ said they do not worry too much about the points.

“I am not worried much about the points that we need to win the league‚" added Mosimane.

"What I like is that games are getting lesser and lesser. We are stronger and at least this time the Champions League programme suits us better to finish the league without too much interference.

"The boys are trying to kill it before the season comes to an end.”

Sundowns are on the road this weekend to face Maritzburg United in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

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