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Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane encourages his side to play from the back

Posted: 16 May 2018 Time: 20:58

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane insists he had no problem with his charges playing from the back during the loss to FC Barcelona.

Goals from Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andres Gomes guided the LaLiga champions to a 3-1 win in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup.

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Despite ending up on the losing side, Mosimane was proud of how his team performed on Wednesday night.

“I’m proud of Masandawana, they played well they played the way I wanted them to play. They tried to play from the back as usual but they paid their school fees because they [Barcelona] put a lot of pressing traps,” the Masandawana coach told SuperSport TV.

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“It is good, it is right, I encourage them to play from the back. They must not be afraid.

"Bangaly [Soumahoro] made a mistake and they scored, Kekana made a mistake and they scored.

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“Had Percy scored it could have been a different story and also “Langer” [Tebogo Langerman] but he decided to play it across, he could have shot.”

Article by: Staff Reporter
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