Tau upbeat despite Tshwane derby draw

Percy Tau (Gallo Images)
Percy Tau (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau insists he was content with a 1-1 draw against SuperSport United after scoring the equaliser at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

SuperSport United drew first blood through Thabo Mnyamane in the 11th minute, but Tau levelled in the 78th to snatch a point for the league leaders.

Sundowns missed a chance to stretch their lead over second-placed Kaizer Chiefs to eight points, which would have been seven after Amakhosi's 0-0 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic. Nevertheless, Tau insisted that the Brazilians have reason to be proud.

“Look, I think it was a difficult game because they scored first and we had to come back. But a point is better than nothing,” Tau told SuperSport TV.

“We were just playing it smart even though we wanted to get another goal. We didn’t want to give them another chance to score. We gave our best but we can only take one point. We are okay with that.

“It was a very tight game. Even though we got the chances, most of them were not clear-cut chances They were half-chances. But we’re happy with what we have now. We needed that goal.

“We knew it was going to be difficult but we’re happy to get the point than to lose. We’ll need the point somewhere.”

Should Orlando Pirates beat Chippa United on Sunday, Masandawana's lead will be slashed to four points. However, when Chiefs and Pirates square off on 3 March, at least one of their rivals will drop valuable points.

Sundowns will be in action a day earlier, when they visit AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

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