Coach Pitso Mosimane reacted after the result of the Caf Champions League first leg semifinals match against old-foes Wydad Casablanca. Mosimane went into detail to explain what he was happy with and what he was not entirely satisfied with.
“While I’m not entirely happy with the result because we lost 2-1, I’m happy with the performance from the team bacause it’s always a difficult place for us here in Morocco but we improve”
Is was the experienced and well-traveled defender Anele Ngcongca who scored the all-important away goal for The Brazilians to put matter level before the halftime break much to the delight of the 100 strong Sundowns supporters who traveled with the team up north.
However ‘Jingles’ as the most successful coach in South Africa is affectionately known lamented his side’s mistakes in defence, but was pleasantly impressed with the pressure applied by the team when in attack.
“We made a lot of mistakes at the back, but you have to understand that everyone is stressed because it’s the Caf Champions League semifinals and everyone wants to go to the finals. I believe we should have cleared the ball in the first goal”
“It was the first time I see Wydad so stressed at the back, it’s also because we scored the important away goal”
Sundowns will now have to complete the job in the second leg of this crucial tie in a Weeks time at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.