Al Ahly boss Pitso Mosimane has admitted to showing anger towards his players during the Egyptian giants' come-from-behind victory over Arab Contractors.
Mosimane maintained his unbeaten record as Al Ahly boss on Thursday after masterminding a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Arab Contractors in the Egyptian Premier League, courtesy of three second-half goals from Taher Mohamed, Mohamed Sherif and Afsha.
"I don’t think the two halves of the match were different because we were able to create chances in both of them," Pitso reflected during his post-match press conference, per Egyptian publication KingFut.
"In the first half, we created a lot of opportunities in the first 10-15 minutes, and we should have taken advantage of them. This also happened in the Bank Al Ahly game. This means that there is a problem and we must address it.
"I think we like to play under pressure. Today we were able to come back in the result and win, and this is dangerous because it may not happen next time. But the positive part is the spirit of the players and the fight and always having faith in our ability to win."
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Mosimane also revealed that he was forced to give his players the hairdryer treatment during the match and that a number of tactical tweaks were needed in order to secure the result.
"Since my arrival in Egypt, I have not gotten angry at the players as much as today. I always try to be calm, but today we were not good," the former Mamelodi Sundowns boss added.
"I must also praise the technical staff because we made some strange decisions that changed the way we play. We took different decisions, but they had positive consequences. I changed the way of playing three times in the second half and we were running against time. We had to score quick goals to turn the game around.
"At one point I made Afsha play in the No. 8 position instead of 10, and pushed Marwan Mohsen and Mohamed Sherif as strikers. I also put Hamdi Fathi in the defensive line, and we sometimes played 3-4-3."