Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has issued a stern warning to his players that if they can't handle the pressure that comes with wearing the famour yellow and green shirt then they don't deserve a place in his team.
Masandawana have experienced an indifferent start to the 2017/18 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season, struggling for consistency as they were most recently held to a goalless draw against Chippa united.
This has led many to questions as to whether or not the pressure of being former continental champions as well as South African powerhouses, has been a little too much to handle for some of the players at Chloorkop.
However, Mosimane has been quick to quash any talk of the side effects of pressure. The 53-year-old admits that pressure cannot be used as an excuse as it comes with the territory whether you are a coach or player.
“If you talk about pressure at Sundowns, it is like breathing oxygen,” he was quoted as saying by Phakaaathi.
The former Bafana Bafana coach has even hinted that if there is anyone who cannot deal with the pressurised environment at the Brazilians, then they run the risk of being shipped out.
“Pressure is always there whether you are number one or last. You are coaching Mamelodi Sundowns, pressure is always there. If you don’t want the pressure, do not be there,” he added.
“The players have pressure, I have pressure. We are a big team that is used to winning, you’ve got to win,” he concluded.