Sunday Dec 08, 2019. 16:46
Mamelodi Sundowns’ coach Pitso Mosimane said he was pleased with the 0-0 draw with Wydad Casablanca in their African Champions League Group B clash on Saturday night but that the game deserved goals.
“The game came out the way we expected, a game between Wydad and Sundowns is always like this. If it was a draw I would prefer 1-1 or 2-2 than 0-0, because a beautiful game like this must have goals,” Mosimane said.
“We started better and it was a game of two halves. First half we took it. The last 15-20 minutes they put a lot of pressure on us. But we defended very clean and did not make mistakes, normally we make mistakes.”
Sundowns have lost their four previous meets with Wydad in Morocco in the last two years, but deserved more this time round after having a goal disallowed early on and missing a one-on-one with the home keeper as they perhaps.
“We tried to go with speed behind and Wydad was pulling back because we were fast, but that gave us space in the midfield to play and we controlled the game there.
“If we took the chance we had in the first half with the player one-on-one with the goalkeeper, it could have been different.
“But it was a good game, Wydad is a strong team and we still have respect.”