Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says the Absa Premiership title is Kaizer Chiefs' to lose after The Brazilians moved to within three points of the leaders.
Themba Zwane came off the bench to net the winner for Sundowns against Golden Arrows on Monday night, which was also the side's first league win in the bubble.
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"Ja, it's heavy, it's tough, it's not easy, heavy on the players, heavy on us. Ja, we deserve a break, we've tried so much, we've been fighting and fighting, it just shows when you don't give up, you keep hitting the door, the hinges will go and the door will open," Mosimane told SuperSport TV
"Thank God two super-subs Themba Zwane but I'm happy the ball comes from Lebo [Maboe] because he also has been having stress and pressure, what a pass Lebo provided.
"It shows that if you keep trying, it's never late, you keep going you know. Nothing is in our hands but we'll fight until the end," he continued.
"To be honest, I think we controlled the game, the risk was minimal tonight, which is very good and very important because we were always not sure whether we're winning or what. The goals are there, the goals are coming. I think it's the ninth goal or ten goals we have scored ever since we've been back.
"But the win has not been there but if you keep going, you keep scoring and you fix at the back. We got the goal, the big game we won, tonight was a big game. I wish it came earlier but in life you never know the right time, it's always the right time, you never when is the right time.
Ahead of Thursday's crunch clash against the Soweto giants, Mosimane believes the pressure will be on Chiefs as they have everything in their favour.
"The coming game [against Kaizer Chiefs] is not in our favour, nothing is in our hands, the title is on Chiefs to lose, not on us. We're just chasing, they've got the goals, they've got the points, they can't ask for more. I would have swapped my positions with them to be honest. I think [Ernst] Middendorp is in a good position," he added.