Pitso responds to critics after big win

African Football

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has seemingly responded to the critics after his impressive win over ES Setif in the CAF Champions League.

The Red Devils have one foot in the Champions League final after thrashing ES Setif 4-0 in the first leg in Cairo on Saturday night.

Mosimane has faced a lot of critics in recent weeks after the side's form in the Egyptian Premier League, but the former Mamelodi Sundowns coach insists his side are on the right track.

“When you create a lot of chances, you know you’re on the right track, even if you’re not scoring enough goals,” Mosimane told beIN Sports.

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“Percy Tau and Mohamed Sherif scored because they are forwards, but Taher’s goal is the most important for me because I played him as a striker and had he not scored, I would get blamed for making such a decision.

“We still haven’t qualified to the final yet despite the flattering scoreline, and it won’t be easy to play against ES Setif in the return leg.

“Before the red card, we were playing well and controlled the game, but what would happen if we had won by just one goal with a man advantage? I would’ve been criticized by the media.

“I have enough experience because I’ve been a coach for 21 years and have gone through a lot of difficult situations in the past.

“My team creates a lot of chances, but if we struggled to do that, then it becomes a concern for me,” he added.

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