Pitso: We are going to take The Stage, remember it's Pirates!

Sports: We are going to take the point, remember it’s Orlando Pirates – Pitso

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:35 pm

Despite registering just one shot on goal all night, Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane was not disenchanted to come away with a point towards a team like Orlando Pirates.

The defending champions resumed Absa Premiership things with a goalless draw towards the Soweto giants at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday night.

Sundowns now discover themselves three points in the back of Kaizer Chiefs who face Bidvest Wits on Wednesday, however Mosimane felt a point was once deserved, specially after Pirates dominated in the 2d half.

“Ja, a recreation of two halves for us, we have been a good deal higher in the first-half, second-half we have to give it to Orlando Pirates, let’s be sincere and they missed two probabilities to be honest. Okay, we had one [chance] however now not simply convincing,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV after the match.

“The second-half they took it, you could see they have been a great deal stronger, tons brisker than us in the second-half. We survived a bit, Mosa [Lebusa] calf [injury], you know. But it’s okay, it’s a correct point, we are going to take a point. We’re playing Orlando Pirates remember?”

When asked about his substitutions in the 2nd stanza, Mosimane added,”We put Ali [Meza] there to put more clean legs, I think Keletso [Makgalwa] ran enough, ‘Mshishi’ [Themba Zwane] also, we put Andile [Jali] to help us in midfield because we may want to see that they were going through, to make sure that we support the midfield due to the fact we had a hassle there.

“They were going via and I played a three-man midfield. But it is football, we’re going for the lengthy haul, it is a properly point, don’t undermine a point in opposition to Orlando Pirates. It’s a big point, two hard games, [Bidvest] Wits and Orlando Pirates. Ja, no longer bad. It’s nevertheless a lengthy haul, we’re nevertheless going,” he said.