Pitso Mosimane downplays Mamelodi Sundowns’ ‘favourites’ tag

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane believes the PSL title is Kaizer Chiefs’ to lose heading into the remaining four games of the season.

Mamelodi Sundowns closed the gap behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs to just three points however Pitso Mosimane admitted that everything is still in Kaizer Chiefs’ hands despite the minimal gap.

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns face-off at the Orlando Stadium on Thursday evening in a potential championship deciding fixture and Pitso Mosimane claims he would’ve preferred to have been in Kaizer Chiefs’ shoes heading into the clash while opening up on the emotionally draining resumption to football in the country.

We deserve a break – Pitso Mosimane

Mamelodi Sundowns earned a crucial victory over Golden Arrows on Monday to cut the Amakhosi’s lead down to just three points atop the PSL log standings thanks to a late Themba Zwane goal.

“Yes, it’s heavy, it’s tough, it’s not easy, heavy on the players, heavy on us. Yes, we deserve a break. We’ve tried so much, we’ve been fighting and fighting, it just shows when you don’t give up, you keep hitting the door, the hinges will go and the door will open.” – Pitso Mosimane told SuperSport TV.

“Thank God two super-subs Themba Zwane but I’m happy the ball comes from Lebo [Maboe] because he also has been having stress and pressure, what a pass Lebo provided.

“To be honest, I think we controlled the game, the risk was minimal tonight, which is very good and very important because we were always not sure whether we’re winning or what. The goals are there, the goals are coming. I think it’s the ninth goal or ten goals we have scored ever since we’ve been back.”

The title is Kaizer Chiefs’ to lose

Pitso Mosimane believes Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp is in a better position heading into Thursday night’s top of the table clash.

“It shows that if you keep trying, it’s never late, you keep going you know. Nothing is in our hands but we’ll fight until the end. The coming game against Kaizer Chiefs is not in our favour, nothing is in our hands, the title is on Kaizer Chiefs to lose, not on us.” Pitso Mosimane added.

“We’re just chasing, they’ve got the goals, they’ve got the points, they can’t ask for more. I would have swapped my positions with them to be honest. I think Ernst Middendorp is in a good position.”

Mamelodi Sundowns will be pleased with earning their first league victory in the PSL’s bio-bubble however Pitso Mosimane’s men will now turn their attention to arguably the most important match of the season on Thursday night.

The defending champions meet with Kaizer Chiefs at 18:00 on Thursday evening at the Orlando Stadium.

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