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Pitso Hails Downs' Defence After MTN8 Win

Mosimane: Our Defence Was Just Better

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 11, 2018 05:44 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admits Golden Arrows played some nice attacking football, but says his side’s defence was just better on the day.

Read: Sundowns Cruise Into MTN8 Semi-Finals

The Braizlians coach was speaking after his side’s 2-0 MTN8 quarter-final win over the Durban side on Saturday afternoon.

Mosimane also reserved special praise for his two centre-backs who he feels won them the game.

“Our centre-backs were solid because to play against (Lerato) Lamola and (Knox) Mutizwa is not easy. (Motjeka) Madisha and Wayne (Arendse) did well. Wayne did not play last week and he did well, and he scored. I am happy when my centre-backs are scoring at set-pieces, it is beautiful,” Mosimane told SuperSport.

“The captain (Hlompho Kekana) looked fresh because we dropped him on Tuesday this past week. Andile (Jali) looks good and he showed his experience, he shows leadership.

“Arrows looked good at times and you can see they can play, but our defence was better.”

Touching on his side’s first goal, Mosimane confesses the interchange between the players is not something he can teach.
 
“The players are smart and they are good with interplay. I can’t teach that. They are smart and the first goal scored by Villa (Sibusiso Vilakazi) was a beautiful goal, it was well-taken and well-finished. But the team misses a lot, but they just don’t kill the game. The final pass in the final third is not good enough."
 

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Nastradumas Joined: 10 May 2012
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Nastradumas Aug 12, 2018 07:42 AM
He is so happy his son won man of match. This one is chameleon he always praises the team that lost against him.
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sprinkie Aug 12, 2018 06:09 AM
@teekay4sundowns I think brockie will soon start scoring goals it is just a matter of time
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Matayitayi Aug 11, 2018 09:33 PM
Sirino must release the ball early then he will be unstopable
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Matayitayi Aug 11, 2018 09:31 PM
Motjeka Madisha is wonderful
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teekay4sundowns Aug 11, 2018 07:55 PM
just bench brockie he is lazy and not sundowns type of a player.brockie is a pure cow.pitso must bring lebogang manyama to play as a false 9
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musah005 Aug 11, 2018 07:31 PM
True our final pass is not up to scratch,we need to kill the game
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Mzi4Pool Aug 11, 2018 07:26 PM
Make sure we snitch this plastic cup coach just to hurt Rattish and Zebbies hooligans
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@gunners Aug 11, 2018 06:52 PM
OK Mr MOTM your defence played well
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Sky Days Aug 11, 2018 06:46 PM
This time we must win this trophy
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