Thursday Feb 20, 2020. 11:00
Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has remarked that his team can’t afford to lose any games between now and the end of the season.
The Brazilians are still in the running for an unprecedented quadruple, having already clinched the Telkom Knockout title this season.
Sundowns made it three Absa Premiership wins in a row with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday evening, as they now turn their attention to this weekend’s Nedbank Cup Round if 16 tie before jetting off to Egypt to face Al Ahly in a first-leg CAF Champions League quarter-final showdown.
“At Sundowns we play every game to win, it’s unfortunate that’s why I feel sorry for them, the players because it’s too much stress, too much pressure. You have to win all the games,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV following Wednesday’s match.
“We can’t lose any game, if you lose the game in the league, the league is gone. If you lose the game on the weekend in the Nedbank Cup, the cup is gone. If you lose in Al Ahly, the Champions League is gone,”
“But that’s why we’re here, we’re here for that. Winning is in our DNA, it’s in our culture. Our players work hard, Lebo [Lebohang Maboe], who missed the goal to score, he works hard also.
“So it’s very difficult to enter the team, you gotta work hard. People think we play well because we pass the ball nice, no there’s a lot of hard work,” Mosimane concluded.