The Brazilians will face Dikwena in the league encounter next weekend, before meeting them again in the Nedbank Cup quarterfinal clash two weeks later.
“People have branded us the underdogs against Platinum Stars and the tag doesn’t bother us at all. Being the underdog means you must work harder than the top dog in order to prove yourself. That works in our favour in many ways,” said Mosimane.
The former Bafana coach has welcomed the international break and believes that it will be enough for them to prepare for the high-flying Platinum Stars side.
“We will prepare extensively for them because we will have more time for them, due to the Fifa break and I know they will have the same time as us but it’s how one uses the time effectively that matters,” he said.
Mosimane is not worried about facing the same team twice in a short period of time, as he said that the two games they will play against Dikwena are different.
“Playing a team twice within a short space of time is part of football and happens all the time around the world. I’m not worried about that because the two matches are different. The first is a league match and the other is a cup match, and players are motivated differently,” added Mosimane.
However, the Sundowns coach said that they will use the same approach in those two games, because they want to do well for their remaining games, as they prepare for next season.
“Both matches are crucial for us and we’ll prepare for them with similar importance. We want to do well in all our remaining matches, while we also prepare a strong team for next season,” concluded Mosimane.