Pitso: It Is Not About Beating Barcelona…
Pitso Mosimane Has Revealed His Thoughts Ahead Of The Barcelona Game
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.
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.
“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.