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Pitso Proud Of Downs, Despite Loss To Barca

Pitso Proud Of Downs, Despite Loss To Barca

By Soccer Laduma - May 16, 2018 09:01 PM

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane insists he was proud of his charges, despite their 3-1 loss to LaLiga champions FC Barcelona.

Read: Classy Barca Sink Downs At FNB

The Catalan giants proved too strong for Sundowns on the night as they cliched victory in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup on Wednesday evening.

The Brazilians committed three costly mistakes that led to the goals for Barca, but Mosimane was not upset about his side playing from the back.
 
“I’m proud of Masandawana, they played well, they played the way I wanted them to play. They tried to play from the back as usual but they paid their school fees because they [Barcelona] put a lot of pressing traps, ”Mosimane told SuperSport after the match.
 
“It is good, it is right, I encourage them to play from the back. They must not be afraid. Bangaly [Soumahoro] made a mistake and they scored, Kekana made a mistake and they scored.
 
“Had Percy scored it could have been a different story and also “Langer” [Tebogo Langerman] but he decided to play it across, he could have shot.”
 
The former Bafana Bafana coach went on to say that the match was a good preparation for their CAF Champions League campaign, which continues in the second round of Group C matches next week.
 
“But I’m happy we played well we could find our passing patterns within Barcelona, we could regain the ball, we could also press them to get the ball," he added.
 
“It’s good preparations for us for next week in the CAF Champions League. We will never stop playing, we keep playing football. I’m happy for the team they did well. I’m proud of them.”
 

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mitchvich Joined: 20 Sep 2013
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mitchvich May 17, 2018 01:13 PM
Was it the first time Sundowns losing a game in history? I mean that's garbage to think we should not be content about our play. Whether or not you beat EPL teams it doesn't matter, fact is we played Barcelona yesterday and we lost, but we'll cherish our boys for giving their all. I won't talk about Chiefs and Pirates because they've been irrelevant in the past 3 seasons or so. You're just hurt that Sundowns played Barcelona, period.
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mitchvich May 17, 2018 12:58 PM
No wonder why certain fans are called idiots. What do you mean if Barcelona was serious? One should understand that we don't match their standard, but sure we can play them, we created chances ourselves but could not capitalise (that's where standard fits). Velverde admitted that we caught them by surprise, we are a good infact best team in the African context.
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 11:27 AM
@The Ghost himself No one ever said sundowns is at the level of Barcelona. we at sundown are proud of our team, you opposition are hurt as you don't want us to be proud. now you are telling us about Man city team that never beat anyone it never had any superstar. Y mention Spurs and Mancity in the same line wit Barca? please man know your football
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Mr Correct May 17, 2018 10:36 AM
You should be happy Pitso, you were going to receive 6-0 had Barca been seriously. Your defence's blunders!. What were you trying to do. End of it YOU LOST.
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The Ghost himself May 17, 2018 10:02 AM
Guys guys guys stop it now... Stop making excuses for losing, you lost 3-1 against your opponents, we once beat Man City for example.. does it mean Man City is in our level, hell noo we are way below Man City.. so you say Barca embarrased Man City fine man city is weak.. so Chiefs once beat Man United, in 2017 Man United beat Barca does that mean Man U, Barca and Chiefs are on the same level??
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ANATHAFUNERL May 17, 2018 09:59 AM
Just proud!!! even though you lost. Look at how your boys were shivering keep on bowing down as sundowns to their counterprts as if they were their teachers. That Solimathunzi guy wo was shivering throughout the game until his replacement, caused two fatal mistakes - we are proud for having exchange jersies with our counterparts, that is what we have paid for them to come to South Africa.
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The Ghost himself May 17, 2018 09:55 AM
@JAWS OF LIFE as much as Pirates have never played Barca... so stop being dumb, we've never defeated Barca simply because we've never played them... you can say we've never defeated Man U because we played them and they beat us
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:53 AM
@The Ghost himself Barcelona emabarassed Man City NOT THE DEAD ONE YOU PLAYED the hot one of Pep. this is levels Bakaniya, WE PLAYED A TOP NOTCH opposition testerday
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fisto vs zebraditor May 17, 2018 09:33 AM
We are proud of you boys Kabo yellow masandawana
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mabena-zn May 17, 2018 09:25 AM
@The Ghost himself Please compare apples with apples Barca Is in the top 3 teams in the world if not number one the teams you are talking about don't even make it into the top 20
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JAWS OF LIFE May 17, 2018 09:25 AM
@The Ghost himself sund0wns never played th0se teams.
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The Ghost himself May 17, 2018 09:22 AM
@Gustin Sirino Not only spurs, even Man City we beat them 2-0
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The Ghost himself May 17, 2018 09:18 AM
@JAWS OF LIFE have you defeated Barcelon??? Atleat we once defeated Manchester City and Tottenham hotspurs
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:17 AM
@mbheduyajika That is absurd Pitso had to reward the best at downs for winning the league by playing them against the best, yes we wanted to win but that was not a matter of life and death. barca played their best also
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:15 AM
@The Ghost himself You beat a spurs that have never won anything even today, like sundowns beating Leeds united
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:14 AM
@The Ghost himself We are proud, we are national champions, we are in champions league, Barca is no Pirates, Ajax or Chiefs otherwise we would have won the way we won the league so yes we proud
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:11 AM
@Master25 Guys we all feel for the poor but people can not be held at ransom about their money by the poor, Motsepe works for his money and he has every right to enjoy it. can the poor be honest please
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JAWS OF LIFE May 17, 2018 09:10 AM
@The Ghost himself u never defeated Barcel0n and u will never d0 that,ssu-6_rat-0,sund0wns-6_ra ts-1,that's what we will never f0rget pirates c0nciding 12 g0als in 2 games in 1 seas0n.
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:08 AM
@JAWS OF LIFE I wanted Tony as well, maybe ahead of Billiat who is leaving
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JAWS OF LIFE May 17, 2018 09:04 AM
@Daniel Madenza Kutumela it's n0t M0tsepe's fault that there's n0 j0bs and it's n0t his resp0nsibility t0 create them s0 back 0f rat ur c0mment means n0thing.

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