Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane conceded that his side tend to play better with ten players than 11 from a defensive sphere.
Speaking after their 2-1 win over Maritzburg United that took them back to the top of the table, Mosimane’s side finished the match with ten man following Gaston Sirino’s second half dismissal.
“(It’s) always a thriller here. It was a thriller in Cape Town with Cape Town City. It was a thriller at Bidvest Wits and another thriller tonight. Sometimes you get it right sometimes you don’t get it right,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV.
The Brazilians raced into an early two-goal lead courtesy of Emiliano Tade and Lebohang Maboe, and Mosimane believes this paved the way to victory but rued the misses of a certain Themba Zwane.
“We scored the goals. We were dangerous in the first half. We could calf them easier to go inside. The most important ones (chances) we didn’t take them,” added Mosimane.
“Themba Zwane could’ve killed the game but he’s been scoring all the time. Top goal-scorer in Africa.
“The (chance) before halftime he could’ve even rounded the goalkeeper to score it to be honest.”
The bottom of the log side is according to Mosimane ‘emotional’, hence their fired up performance after going down by two goals.
“Maritzburg is emotional. It’s normal. And if we were in their position we would be emotional otherwise if you are not emotional when its 2-0 what are your people going to say?
“You got to show you ought to fight back. It’s a normal reaction. We know it. It was the same reaction with Wits, you know they gonna do that. So you got to calm down and hold it. You got to be clever.
“I think we look much better defensively when we are playing with 10 against 11 more than 11 against 11,” concluded Mosimane.