Mosimane wants X-factor upfront

Premiership

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Sundowns played to a goalless draw against Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium on Wednesday, only the second time this season so far they have failed to find the back of the net in the Absa Premiership.

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What should be a major concern for the defending champions is their inability to convert many of the chances they create in the final third. Sundowns have all the quality in the world in attack, but they are not scoring at a rate many know them to.

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Mosimane’s men have found the back of the net just seven times in six matches and will be looking for improvement when they host log leaders Bidvest Wits, who are the second highest scoring team in the league with 12 goals, at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday (15h30).

“Possession [and] dominance does not win you games,” Mosimane said after the game against Phunya Sele Sele.

“You cannot be running 100 kilometres per hour, we don’t play like that. We need to see the ball moving from right to left, in between the spaces. What is needed is to release the pass when you are inside and coming in between the lines, release the pass for somebody to score. If you don’t do that, then it looks nice, but there’s no X-factor. You can build it and show dominance, but as long as it does not have the X-factor, then it does not mean anything.”

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