Mosimane: Downs won't park the bus
Posted: 17 August 2018 Time: 17:00
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane will accept a draw with Wydad Athletic but insists his side will not "park the bus" against the kings of Africa.
Sundowns will play the Moroccan giants tonight in their penultimate CAF Champions League Group C tie at Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca (21h00 SA time kick-off).
Wydad top the pool with eight points from four games - three points ahead of Downs and Horoya, and five clear of bottom-placed AS Togo Port.
Mosimane's men will entertain Guinea's Horoya in their final group tie on August 28.
"For that match I need tigers, I hope you understand," Mosimane said before the Brazilians jetted out to north Africa ealier in the week.
"People who will grind it. It does not have to be pretty but keep going, keep probing.
"If we get three points I will be happy. One is okay because we have to sort out Horoya here. That game is do-or-die. We have to beat Horoya here."
He continued: "I don't think Wydad will give us an opportunity for all-out attack. They are a big team. They are a strong team.
"You will see the sea of red there, the shirts, you know the story. They will push us back. We need to be compact, we need to be smart.
"I think we can get a few breaks. You don't get many opportunities there but Sundowns normally get one or one-and-a-half or two to score. We need to manage that.
"If we don't win, get a point, but you don't sit back and park the bus. They know we can play, they saw it here that we can push them. They respect us."