Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane on Wednesday night complimented the 'attractive football' played by Orlando Pirates despite the fact that Pirates still lost by three goals to one.
Were Mosimane's comments enough to console Orlando Pirates? Some Pirates fans seem to be happy about the 'attractive football' that they played, notwithstanding the fact that Pirates lost the match.
Kaizer Chiefs played what many would deem an unattractive brand of football when they beat Sundowns recently. Mosimane was obviously not happy about the brand of football that Chiefs played, but was happy because Komphela is his 'brother'. The question then, is whether Mosimane is just stringing Pirates along so they (Orlando Pirates) can open up and play 'attractive football' next time and risk conceding six, or at least three?
José Mourinho went to Anfield, played ugly and went back to Manchester with a valuable point. Steve Komphela went to Loftus Versfeld, played ugly and went back to Naturena with maximum points. Orlando Pirates, on the other hand, played 'attractive football' at home, only to lose the match.
Is attractive football worth it if it does not yield positive results? Is it still attractive football when the team loses points? Something to think about.
*This article was written by a Soccer Laduma reader and reflects their opinion, not that of Soccer Laduma.