Rivaldo hails Sundowns substitutes

Premiership

Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Rivaldo Coetzee hailed the impact made by the side's second-half substitutes in the 2-0 win over Baroka on Wednesday.

Sundowns extended their lead at the top of the log to five points courtesy of second-half goals by Gaston Sirino and Peter Shalulile.

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Coetzee, who picked up the Man of the Match award, feels the changes made by the coaches gave the side a great lift.

"I'm just receiving this on behalf of the team, it was a great team effort, we knew coming to the game what they want, they always want to play in behind, on a counter," Coetzee told SuperSport TV.

"I think we dealt well with it mostly, it could have been better because they had a couple of chances, even on set-pieces we defended at our best today. But a clean sheet and three points we're hoping to improve.

"We work on the training ground on different formations with different personnel, so we know when there are certain players on the field we know which formation suits them best.

"I think today it showed again, the substitutes that came in they gave us some more energy, a different dimension and we got two beautiful goals.

"A lot of running involved, at time we could have rested on the ball, I think we rushed at some stages but in the end two goals and a cleansheet, we work again and see in the next game."

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