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I Will Lose My Job – Mosimane

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane hit back at suggestions by Egyptian media that their style of play is what cost them in the 2-0 loss away to Al Ahly in the first leg of their CAF Champions League clash in Cairo.

The coach was asked whether he did not think to apply a different approach at the weekend when Downs faced one of the most deadly sides on the African continent, and in true ‘Jingles’ fashion, Mosimane did not budge.  

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“We are going to play the same way because it’s our philosophy. Why should we play different? It’s normal, we play the same way. Barcelona play the same every week and Al Ahly, the way they play this year is the same as last year, there’s no difference – tactically, and I can argue with that because I am a coach,” he argued.

“If you say there’s a tactically difference, there isn’t. It’s the same way. What is different? I can’t change the way we play. Al Ahly were pushing us back, why should I go up when they come inside? I had to protect the goals. The game would have been different if we didn’t miss the goals in the first 20 seconds. I am crying for that opportunity in that first 20 seconds. We could be talking a different story today.”

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Mosimane also insisted that his side is capable to coming back from a two-goal deficit in the first leg when the two sides meet again on Saturday at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

“If you ask the coach (Rene Weiler) whether he can score two goals here, of course he will say yes. That’s normal because if he says he won’t score two goals here, then the Al Ahly people will never be happy with him,” said Mosimane.

“So it’s the same. If I say I can’t score the two goals, I will lose my job. So I need to keep my job. So I am going to say we can score, sometimes we score three or more. We scored 11 in one of the games, so we can score two.”

Story by @superjourno 

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