Sundowns are like Barcelona, says Pitso

2014-08-22 00:00

MAMELODI Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has likened his team to Spanish giants Barcelona, saying they are also expected to win games in style.

Mosimane made the comparison after Sundowns beat Moroka Swallows 2-0 for their first victory of the season last night, with Mame Niang and debutant Kudakwashe Mahachi getting the goals at Dobsonville Stadium.

Mosimane told KickOff.com: “Mamelodi Sundowns are like Barcelona, it is not just about winning but you have to win playing good football as well. That is why I was criticised for bringing Mame Niang on board.

“People were saying it will adversely affect our style of play, but I know he can also play the ball on the ground. I did not bring him here just to head the ball, and yet that is his strength and I am happy he scored today.”

He said it was a team effort that undid the Birds.

“We had to break the ice, after playing well and failing to win in the previous matches, it had to come and I am happy we came here and scored two goals and won. Not many teams come here to Dobsonville and score two goals to win.

Mosimane also said he owes Downs’ supporters an apology for failing to score more goals following the late dismissal of Swallows’ Lantshene Phalane.

“I have to apologise to the fans, I know they wanted us to go all the way and get the third goal but I told the players to take the foot off the pedal,” he explained.

Sundowns’ next opponents are Orlando Pirates whom they host at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday.

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