Mosimane: Sundowns need to learn how to play in the jungle

Mosimane: Sundowns need to learn how to play in the jungle
Sibusiso Vilakazi of Mamelodi Sundowns tackled by Abou Camara of Horoya during the 2018 CAF Champions League match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Horoya at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville on 28 August 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Aug 29, 2018. 15:02

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane lamented his side's failure to convert a catalogue of chances as they bowed out of the 2018 CAF Champions League following a goalless draw in Atteridgeville on Tuesday evening.

The Brazilians were guilty of squandering several goal-scoring opportunities at the Lucas Moripe Stadium as Horoya AC ultimately held the 2016 champions, to advance into the knockout stages at Sundowns expense.

Mosimane cut a frustrated figure at full-time and aired his frustration in the aftermath, going on to state that his troops need to be more streetwise on the continent.

“What we could have done differently was to convert 10% of the chances that we created and learn how to play in the jungle‚" Mosimane is quoted as saying in Sowetan Live.

“Maybe I should have tried to teach the players to sleep on the floor when we were leading 2-1 in Horoya with a few minutes left on the clock. But‚ we play this tournament with a clean soul and fair play. These are the lessons learned for us and it is the way it is.

“You need to play well‚ take your chances and be streetwise. If you have that mentality of being canny and you know how to maneuver around the programme you will have a chance of winning it‚” he concluded.

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