Pitso Mosimane content with Mamelodi Sundowns' CAF Champions League point away to Horoya
Posted: 23 May 2018 Time: 08:30
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane rued his side’s slow start to the CAF Champions League Group C game against Horoya but was content with picking up a point on the road.
Sundowns were held to a 2-2 draw away in Conakry, Guinea on Tuesday evening, as the hosts gnawed their way back into the tie in the dying minutes of the match.
Mosimane has since explained the reason for what some would perceive as a poor result, before giving credit to Horoya for an interesting bout.
“I thought it was a game of two halves. We woke up very late, we were asleep and we couldn’t play our normal football in the first half,” said Mosimane after the contest.
“But in the second half we played the way we usually play, and we could find each other with our passing, and that is the way Sundowns plays.
“They scored two goals, we scored two goals. They are a very good team, as I’ve said, and you saw what happened [on the pitch].”
Asked whether he regrets surrendering the lead at the death, Mosimane defended his side’s efforts to win the game and took solace in avoiding defeat.
“They scored first and we equalised, and then we went ahead and they came back, so it was fair. But, I said we would try to win and we did try to win but they equalised,” he explained.
“I also said [before the game] that if we don’t win then we should at least not lose.”
Sundowns remain in third position in Group C, having collected two points from two games, while Wydad Casablanca and Horoya occupy first and second respectively with four points apiece.
AS Togo-Port, meanwhile, have yet to collect a point from their two matches and are rooted to the bottom of the group.