Pitso: Being top is good... but

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Champions Sundowns claimed the summit for the first time this campaign after beating Golden Arrows 2-0 at Princess Magogo Stadium on Friday.

The gulf in class was evident as Downs were a much-improved side from when Arrows dumped them out of the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals earlier this month, having rattled off five straight wins since that 1-0 defeat.

While the decorated Mosimane is pleased with the view from above he is mindful they have a target on their backs.

"It's good we are top of the log because we want to be there, but I'd not like to be there now," Mosimane told reporters after the game in KwaMashu.

"I still believe it's not the right time to be on top of the log and maybe on the one day it could've been very nice to be on top of the log, to sit back a little bit.

"I don't want us to take pressure, somebody else must lead, because when you lead everybody shoots at you.

"But it's okay, we got the experience, we should be able to do well. First time we are on top of the log [this season], we missed it three times to be on top of the log, but it happened now.

"We missed with Chippa United, we could've been on top of the log. Cape Town City we could've been on top of the log, but we tried again tonight but it came now."

The Brazilians went five games without a win before regaining their momentum with a 5-0 rout of neighbours Supersport United on April 13. Mosimane pointed out his men were not too far off the pace even when the results weren't coming.

"Even when we were not winning those five games to be honest, I think we had about three clean sheets, three draws, two loses, and the loss was a 1-0 and the other loss was also 2-1, so it's been narrow," he said.

"So the defense has been very good, and at this point in time we only lost four games, they came earlier than last year.

"When we won the league last year we lost four or five and the year before (in 2013/14) was four or five losses, so you need to try and balance and you need to score, and you need to keep the clean sheet which is not easy."

Mosimane's charges next visit title rivals Bidvest Wits at 17h00 on Monday in what could be a season-defining contest at Bidvest Stadium.

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