Pitso: First half pathetic

The Brazilians were completely outplayed in the first half, but dominated after the break to share the spoils, though they will feel aggrieved that a clear first-half penalty shout did not go their way.

MATCH REPORT: AmaTuks 1 Sundowns 1

Mosimane opted not to comment on that incident, but was more forthright in slamming his team’s performance.

“We wanted to increase the attacking force [in the second half], which worked as we had more chances, but the first half was pathetic,” he said after the match. “If you want to win the championship you can’t play like we did in the first half.

“We had opportunities that we should have taken [after the break], but we have to keep going. Now it’s very difficult, but we have to have the faith and the hope.

“We’ll keep going; we can’t throw in the towel at the moment, but let’s be honest … I think it should have been different this result. I’m really, really disappointed … this is not good for us, not goof for the fans, not good for anybody.”

The draw – Sundowns’ seventh of the season – leaves them 12 points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs at the halfway stage.