Pitso's lessons learnt after Bucs draw


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has shared some of the lessons learnt following their second match of the PSL restart against Orlando Pirates.

Sundowns were held to a goalless draw at home to Pirates on Tuesday evening, as they became the first club to complete a full cycle from matchday one to matchday two.

The Brazilians looked a bit sluggish, but this was to be expected as they played just three days since their opening match after a four-month break without any competitive football.

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Mosimane has since discussed what he taken from their progression in the new bio-bubble format the League has created to complete the 2019/20 campaign.

"Lessons learnt from this game is that in the second game, you might not be as strong as you thought you were in the first game," Mosimane said in his post-match press briefing.

"Lessons learnt is that we had to substitute Mosa Lebusa because his calf [muscle] was giving him trouble, and we don't want him to pull it. 

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"At half-time he said, 'Coach, I'm feeling it [tighten].' I said, 'Please, don't pull it. If you feel it's getting overloaded, please indicate.' And he indicated, so we took him out at the right time. It's the same thing we had with Rivaldo when we played Wits three days back.

"So, lessons learnt is to do the substitutions as quick as possible. We've told our players, 'If you feel any discomfort or anything, you have to come out because we have five subs and we've got three chances to make them.

"'You cannot be selfish because, if you get injured, when you come back, the league [season] is finished.' So, those are the lessons learnt."

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