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Pitso: We Have Won But The League Is Bigger

Mamelodi Sundowns Pitso Mosimane insists he was happy to walk away with the Nedbank Cup on Saturday night despite his subdued celebrations at the full-time whistle.

Read: Sundowns Clinch Treble After Nedbank Cup Triumph

Gaston Sirino's second-half strike guided Sundowns to a 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic at the Orlando Stadium.

Sundowns will now finish the 2019/2020 season with the Absa Premiership, Telkom Knockout and Nedbank Cup titles.

"It was really a tough game for us. I think Denis [Onyango] saved us, two chances in the first-half and the second-half but the game came out exactly the way we expected because of the pattern that they play," Mosimane told SuperSport after the match.

"We had to frustrate them on that, not giving [Victor] Letsoalo and [Ndumiso] Mabena enough chance, then they resorted to long balls because they want to use the quick players, Potsane and them.

"Gaston [Sirino] can score difficult goals sometimes, I mean easy ones, in the first-half there he could have walked [it in] to be honest but ja treble, why not."

"I'm happy, we have won but the league [title] is bigger, okay I'm not saying Nedbank [Cup] is small but I'm saying it's a 30-game thing. What can I say, we've got the cup thank you.

When asked about the second half substitutions, Mosimane added, "I wanted to take the captain [Hlompho Kekana] out because I thought the legs were no longer there. I spoke to him and said, 'I want to take you out' but I was afraid that I will take the leadership out of the team.

"We have to thank the players, we have to thank the yellow nation, we have to thank the board and the president of the club Dr Patrice Motsepe and our families who have been supporting us. Three months in the bubble is not easy but it's worth it when you have to win the last two cups in the bubble."

Click through the gallery below to see action from Mamelodi Sundowns' win over Celtic.

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