Mngqithi: We as coaches were angry


Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi was not too pleased the way the side started against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

Sundowns had to come from behind to claim a 3-1 win at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, with Rivaldo Coetzee, Sphelele Mkhulise and substitute Sibusiso Vilakazi gettin the goals.

The Sundowns co-coach claims they were angered by the side's decision to start playing with intensity after TTM opened the scoring.

“We played against a very awkward team today. We knew they were not going to be easy. We’re unfortunate to concede a goal in the first half, which I believe was offside but I never really saw exactly what happened," Mngqithi told SuperSport TV.

“And one got anxious because we also got a very clear penalty in my opinion first half and I was worried now this game is turning south when they scored a goal I strongly believed was an offside.

“But nonetheless the boys applied themselves they worked very hard. It’s always not nice not to keep a clean sheet. For a team of our standards, that one goal makes us to feel bad but one must say the application of the team was much better.

“We were a little bit angry as coaches that we started to put a lot of intensity in our play, immediately we conceded a goal then the question is why don’t we start in that intensity because immediately we conceded a goal everybody could see that now we want a goal.

“Then the question is why didn’t we want a goal before we conceded, but when you have won the match it cancels out most of these things but we got a lot of work to do to keep the team hungry, the team humble, to kill a little bit of arrogance that might be creeping in and make sure we still apply ourselves fully for every match.

“Because you get three points for every other match that you are playing in the league. But so far I was impressed, defensively the group played well. Offensively we created some good moments. But I still believe we can do better than this,” Mngqithi added.

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