Mosimane: No room for complacency

Posted: 19 December 2012 Time: 08:03 am

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says there is no room for complacency when his side faces Chippa United in their League match at Athlone Stadium tonight.

This follows Downs' back-to-back wins against Black Leopards and Bidvest Wits to move them up to 10th on the log.

But the former Bafana Bafana head coach fears his players will now think they ‘have arrived' and that could be their downfall against the Premiership rookies.

"We are looking forward to the next game against Chippa. It's not going to be an easy game because you know what happens with players," he says.

"Complacency comes in or we think that we ‘have arrived'. We haven't arrived, we have only won two games and drawn one so we have a long way to go. We need to stay focused," he adds.

Mosimane also warned his charges not to take Chippa for granted as they are also desperate for points to move away from the relegation zone.

"They need points, they are desperate and are dangerous. We are desperate to move up but Chippa need it more than us now," he says.

The coach is also pleased that his charges are beginning to understand his footballing philosophy.

"We will move up the log slowly. Slowly is the way we need to play and the movement is coming in. The shape is also coming in, it hasn't clicked yet.

"I've had seven training sessions and look how the players respond. The day it becomes better, we will talk other stuff. We should not get too excited and be emotional.

“We need to move one step at a time, if we do that we will slowly move up the log," he adds.

Article by: Ike Khoza

Previous comments on this story...

Tsowetso
posted: 08:10 am
Pitso is doing well @ Santonosa, but i dont see them getting 3 points from sturbon Chipa United
Double Treble Champ-Marapo
posted: 08:10 am
But you were part of the Match Fixing BaKaizer BaKaizer team Mr Mosimane, so why should we trust whatever you say.

Anyway if you cannot be charged for that before season end you are going to push the YELLOW MACHINE to second spot come may. You will be the runners up to the BLACK & WHITE MEAN MACHINE.
Tsowetso
posted: 08:14 am
Dream on Champ-mara#o
The Game..
posted: 08:17 am
Ola 'Jingles'....we (Downs fans) are happy and have at least found hope in our P.S.L campaign: though it might be too early for us to celebrate, there is def. the light at the end of the tunnel: should we collect the maximum points today: it would have a positive impact especially for the second round,,,,,we can challange for a 'very' respectable position come end of the season: this Chippa made us run for maximum points early in the season, so I respect them and having said that....we really need this win: The Sky Is The Limit....5 times P.S.L Champions !!!
cmash
posted: 08:27 am
Double Treble Champ-Marapo

posted: 08:10 am | Report

But you were part of the Match Fixing BaKaizer BaKaizer team Mr Mosimane, so why should we trust whatever you say.

Anyway if you cannot be charged for that before season end you are going to push the YELLOW MACHINE to second spot come may. You will be the runners up to the BLACK & WHITE MEAN MACHINE.


marapo go back to the farms and grow cabbage... or just take ur dog for a walk.. coz ur speakin alot of #### u leave the forum smellin bad
Teko
posted: 08:28 am
The game it was because of the coach from dutch,i dont know what is he saying now looking at Downs play,something he failed to do ,you cannot put Pelembe,Laffour,Mphela,Mushekwi,Zwane.Modise,Shongwe on the bench this is your Starting 11 unless injured or suspensions.

Pitso go and teach Chippa the lesson go and win that game with force what you did against wits go and repead it.

i see 7-0 Downs wins
thuth teller
posted: 08:28 am
But Mushekwi.....................He missed thousand clear chances on Sartuday ...maybe Pitso myt not play him tonight.
Ho hobe
posted: 08:35 am
Coach please play Moshekwi i think his better than Rogers he give more opitions going 4ward
skumza(sundowns)
posted: 09:05 am
Jealousy @ its best frm Gorrilaz n gays (Chips). tnx Mr Mosimane 1 game at a tym. slowly bt surely we wl retain our position wch z . . . . . lol
KC is National Defence Force
posted: 09:16 am
Just a couple of wins these sundoms fans are strarting to creep out from their holes...!! Weak supporters

Champ Marete....its not funny anymore, you are a natural moron
MoDawana
posted: 09:16 am
Dankie Pitso. The next step is for you to fight or create a fight with Trott and Makhanya. Once these two bafoons are gone the Shy will be our only limit.

3 Points in the bag. Pitso's starting eleven is second to none. Just lacks defence.
Greatness010
posted: 09:23 am
Motho ke o bareng ke Champ Marago-a-Marawa... I give up!
Teko
posted: 09:27 am
@Anonymousposted: 09:16 am | Report

Ja,we really lack defence but I watched Mwanjale he picked up speed,but langerman and Schut are just very slow and causing Mabaso to work overtime,pitso that starting 11 against Wits please use it again its your winning combinations,once Teko comes he must start from the bench please cause that Zwane boy can also do what teko is doing,
Ga-Makanye
posted: 09:31 am
Ensure that by 12th february boys are ready, 4-0 is looming at loftus stadium.
kgapane
posted: 09:45 am
Ollllllaaaaaaaa Pitso, you are the best Coach in SA.

Good Luck Downs
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 09:45 am
Dont worry Pitso, Cape Town has always been our happy hunting ground over the past 3 seasons....nothing will change tonight...we will be there at Athlone supporting the players all the way....just a 2-0 will be enough to end the year in the top 8...
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 09:47 am
Mushekwi is missing clear-cut chances lately...heeey I hope that idiot didnt bring his Zimbabwe match-fixing tactics to our beloved Downs nxaaa

Yellow I Remain
Sandiro
posted: 10:17 am
one step @tym coach, Thanx 4 ur football philosophy & players need 2 concentrate & wrk hard @de same tym, we have arrived.....Kabo yellow Masandawana.....
FantastiK
posted: 10:47 am
Laffour must learn or practice to pass or share the ball not run with it.. His selfish will cost us. Mushekwi missing clear scoring opportunities is unacceptable. KBY FOURever.
colly
posted: 11:03 am
Mushekwi might have missed clear cut chances but he's the best bet compared to Rodgers. i would like to see Manqele given a chance provided he is not injured. it feels good to be sundawana again. thanks coach Pitso.
insimbi (150)
posted: 11:04 am
you start the boys not crowding the middlefield as they did against Wits,i lyk to see more of Mphela running into the box.i want to see Shongwe getting in please,substitude Laffour at some stage
insimbi (150)
posted: 11:18 am
I lyk to see Henyekane playing on Laffours position ,twinning with Mphela and Moshweki,reserving with Manqele,On the middle,Nyandoro ,Zwane ,Pelembe and Henyekane,reserving Shongwe and Kekane,No La4,no Mandiase and no Sangweni pls and no Moriri
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 11:36 am
i wonder what manqele did to you pitso, u called him up for the bafana game against senegal in durban and he played impressively when he came in as a substitute, i thot u would giv him a chance at funclowns. instead u lied and said he's overwight! i saw the dude the dude upclose 2 weeks ago at the king zwelithini stadium and he looked exactly the same as we all know him, infact he looked slimmer!!! mphela and teko r def in ur favour....
bongs.malapile@yahoo.com
posted: 11:49 am
You said it all coach...slowly is the way we need to play not this 200km/h football I've been watching by the zebras. I mean someone is going to break his neck if they keep on running like headless chickens.
bongs.malapile@yahoo.com
posted: 11:55 am
Khosi my Religion
posted: 11:36 am | Report
i wonder what manqele did to you pitso, u called him up for the bafana game against senegal in durban and he played impressively when he came in as a substitute, i thot u would giv him a chance at funclowns. instead u lied and said he's overwight! i saw the dude the dude upclose 2 weeks ago at the king zwelithini stadium and he looked exactly the same as we all know him, infact he looked slimmer!!! mphela and teko r def in ur favour..

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Wena shut the f@ck up this is not zebra naazoorena this is the yellow machine you don't know anything about yellow machine football. Go critisizeyour Baxter who is overworking his players and leave Pitso alone. You zebras chased him away from Bafana now what do you want???
Mnune
posted: 04:09 pm
Come January and will be told that Killer played while not healed properly.
#Pitso his father
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