Sundowns were beaten 2-1 by Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, but don’t have a lot of time to dwell on it as they take on AmaZulu at Loftus Stadium in an Absa Premiership match on Tuesday (19h30), before hosting Ivorian side ASEC Abidjan in the Champions League on Friday night.
“You’ve got to give credit, accept, move on. These things happen. We’ve got the league on Tuesday. We’ve got games in hand that we have to finish and then on Friday we are playing the top team from Abidjan. We have to win, it’s a must-win. It’s like Wydad, it’s a must-win. Tuesday is a must-win. Friday is a must-win,” Mosimane said.
“It’s a bit tough, but it’s part of it you know. We’ve been handling it well, but we must also accept the loss and move on.”
Despite the defeat, Mosimane says he was happy with the performance from his players.
“They fought for the win and they got the win. It’s an FA Cup. In cups like this anything is possible. Obviously we are disappointed that we did not win, we wanted to win. But I think this one was not meant for us. I’m unhappy with the result, but I’m not unhappy with the play. I think we played well, just conceded goals at critical times. We played to win and I thought probably as the game went on, I thought in the last 30 minutes they would be stronger than us. Obviously we played a well-rested team; this team plays every seven days.”