PSL

Mosimane: I simply restored some balance

Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Pitso Mosimane has praised the coaches that came before him at Mamelodi Sundowns while underplaying his own impact in the club's recent successes.

The former Bafana boss has claimed four Premier Soccer League titles, a Nedbank Cup, two Telkom Cups, the CAF Champions League as well as the CAF Super Cup, since joining Downs in 2012.

He took over from Johan Neeskens and said the team only needed a few tweaks in defence to create a better balance.

Mosimane told Far Post: "I found Sundowns playing well but I found Sundowns not being able to defend because they were good going forward and they outplayed teams but lost matches so they lack a little bit of balance and I put the balance by changing the shape.

"I didn’t bring the culture of playing a passing game at Mamelodi Sundowns, it has been there when [Stanley] 'Screamer' Tshabalala was there [as coach in the 1980s], let's be honest, let's give praise to the coaches who were there before me, they played that way."

And despite his trophy haul, Mosimane revealed he is not satisfied, saying,"When you master the way you play, you are able to bring results so I think nine trophies is bad in seven years."

- TEAMtalk media

 

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Fixtures
Sat 05 Dec 20 15:30 PM (SAST)
Cape Town City
Orlando Pirates
Danie Craven Stadium
Sat 05 Dec 20 15:30 PM (SAST)
Golden Arrows
Swallows
Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium
Sat 05 Dec 20 18:00 PM (SAST)
Tshakhuma FC
AmaZulu
Thohoyandou Stadium
Results
Sun 29 Nov 20
Chippa United 1
Tshakhuma FC 1
Sat 28 Nov 20
AmaZulu 1
Cape Town City 1
Sat 28 Nov 20
Mamelodi Sundowns 3
Stellenbosch 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
5
4
13
2. Swallows
5
3
11
3. Orlando Pirates
5
2
9
4. SuperSport United
5
3
9