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Pitso: It Is Not About Beating Barcelona…

Pitso Mosimane Has Revealed His Thoughts Ahead Of The Barcelona Game

By Soccer Laduma - May 15, 2018 09:07 AM

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach, Pitso Mosimane admitted that Wednesday’s clash against the Spanish giants is not about trying to get a victory. 

The Brazilians will welcome LaLiga champions, Barcelona to the FNB Stadium on May 16, as part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations.

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Speaking to Sundowns’ official website, Head Coach Mosimane said that the clash against Barcelona will be more about trying to rate themselves against one of the best teams in Europe. 

“The Barca game is for the guys to get experience, to see how far we are, what’s the difference between us and Barca and what’s the difference between the PSL and La Liga,” Mosimane said. 

“But for me personally it is about seeing how far our tactics are in comparison to Barca. Off course we aren’t going to stop Barca from playing. They score a goal in every 13-14 minutes. I am talking about against Real Madrid, not Mamelodi Sundowns. So then you can’t have stress. You are happy to play. You say let’s see how long we can last before the first goal comes.  

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“It’s not about beating Barca or trying to match ourselves against Barca. It’s just to see our organisation, the way we defend and attack. We want to see how far we are in terms of that regard because we have our own specimen. We’ve got our own software. We play our own way. Even if we were to take off the yellow jersey and wear a black jersey, you would still say that this team plays like Sundowns. The Barca match is an opportunity to see the difference between the Rand and the Euro. It’s just an opportunity to have fun and see that if we play the Sundowns way, can Barca stop Sundowns,” he added. 


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NONKOLOSA Joined: 12 May 2018
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NONKOLOSA May 15, 2018 05:32 PM
Every game we play for a win, so today Pizza is afraid of Burcelona you talk nonsense,you have to encourage your players that you want to beat Burca
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khezwana73 May 15, 2018 05:23 PM
In Pitso I do believe. Great coach, one does not need to be a rocket scientist to acknowledge that.
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@azzaniawest May 15, 2018 03:24 PM
I HEAR STUPID COMMENTS HEAR, MARITZBURG UTD OUTCLASSED AND HUMILIATED YOU SOME THREE WEEKS AGO AND WHY YOU DIDN'T ATLEAST HOSTED TP MAZEMBE OR THE KINGS OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL FROM EGYPT. FOOTBALL GAMES IS ABOUT WINNING NOTHING MORE, IS NOT ABOUT MODELLING, FANS PAY TO WATCH WHO'S GOING TO BE HUMILIATED!!! TRY TO FIND YOUR LEVELS
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jayjay2 May 15, 2018 03:19 PM
as a KHOSI I say thumbs up, you are great
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Line's Man... May 15, 2018 01:52 PM
@Kalatjane o setlatla sa Maleboho sa lehlapahlogo, you bloody food ball...
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Kalatjane May 15, 2018 12:19 PM
@the-champion furthermore,i knw sundowns plays better football,i salute them...but think of your son ...referring himself as son of your neighbors admiring character of your neighbors...will b sound well..I am sundowns fan papa...but it is not Brazilians...that stupid comparison..
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Kalatjane May 15, 2018 12:16 PM
@the-champion now I can see u lack education...Nigerians called super eagles comparing them with strength of eagle,england .. strength of lions,etc...my argument means tht ...comparing sundowns wth Brazilians means u undermine the strength of your country....Sundowns is professional team ...can't compare themselves to other team...I ddnt say sundowns called Brazilians bcoz they speak like Brazilians.....M tlkn about strength.....nna ke tau ka sereto ...comparing my strength of lion....
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roger-fetumba May 15, 2018 12:13 PM
Let beat them Yellow Nation we are champions
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the-champion May 15, 2018 12:04 PM
@Kalatjane which means if you hear that amakhosi are playing pirates you will think kuri abo-mjaji and abo-zwelithini are going to play at the sea with the sea thieves? What about the england team which is called the 3lions?the Nigerian team is called the super eagles! Are they birds?our rugby national team is called the spring books!are they from the zoo?stupid input! Mxm!
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bucshooligan 1 May 15, 2018 11:57 AM
That means they have already lost.What's the use of hosting Barca while it's already written in the face? I'll be hosting my lady when the game starts
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veggamaps May 15, 2018 11:54 AM
What?????rate your dunuza with barca? This man need God's intervention, This pitsa is a moomish. . I give up.
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TUMI-555 May 15, 2018 11:48 AM
Interms of Pitso perception Pirates doesnt exist. So sundunuza can still use their kit u will not realise that Rats is no longer in PSL
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scoreman99 May 15, 2018 11:45 AM
how I wish Dunu can bleksam Barca mara errr we will never hear the end of it from this talketive speaker coach
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Kalatjane May 15, 2018 11:39 AM
@Line's Man... u only see error ediot I wll edit....what is line's man...u mean assistant referee(what if he/she assisted by lady) we dnt have lines man
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Line's Man... May 15, 2018 11:34 AM
@Kalatjane what is food ball ?...
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nqobilemiphi@gmail.com May 15, 2018 11:21 AM
It’s not about beating Barca or trying to match ourselves against Barca" Words of a Arrogant Successful coach in SA.
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Gustin Sirino May 15, 2018 11:13 AM
@Maclane 1st division team play premier teams, We don't want to practice against Chiefs Barca will do. al ahli are practicing against Ajax Amsterdam in Asia... oil money organised that, we are doing it in africa
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Kalatjane May 15, 2018 11:04 AM
Journalists who refer sundowns as Brazilians are not good in head: this is example "Brazilians will play Spanish champions tomorrow at FNB stadium'....mayb I am too patriotic...but nomater how Sundowns play ,calling them Brazilians is bad to market our football(soccer in particular) and our professional league....I am frm maleboho,where we are good in dinaka,i dnt think sekhukhune king will be pleased by one of the dinaka group referring themselves as maleboho boys.. my argument is: no matter how beautiful football they play...calling them boys from Brazil is not good,saying they play like Brazilians is not good. Sundowns must start market our country as they are doing good ...my friend phoned me "I heard Brazilians will play Spanish team in your country" I was so embarrassed.....media please refrain this...Sundowns is professional team...you can't call them Brazilians...they are pretorians/mamelodians...sayi ng this will further market our country when they play in club world cup....I can't take journalists serious who lack patriotism. ..instead they mean in South Africa we dnt knw football ..football is in Brazil
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mludowns May 15, 2018 10:56 AM
Well said coach. We are Sundowns, a recognizable brand
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mnce1998 May 15, 2018 10:38 AM
"Even if we were to take off the yellow jersey and wear a black jersey, you would still say that this team plays like Sundowns" So does he imply that pirates took Sundowns style because of that assistant coach who switched sides.

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