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Sundowns’ Pitso Mosimane was close to tears after his side was beaten 1-0 by Bloem Celtic at the Pilditch Stadium on Saturday night, and admitted that he was hurt

Following their heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Bloem Celtic on Saturday night, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admitted that he was hurt with the way things are going for the Chloorkop-based outfit.

Sundowns gave away a cheap goal in the first half of the game and despite dominating possession for the better part of the game, the men in yellow couldn’t find the back of the net.

“It is life. It’s tough. I have a good team. I have a team that plays and that tries to win. I will be back next year (season). I am hurting, but I know my problems,” said Mosimane after the match.

“It is not that we are unfortunate, but we are applying wrong techniques. A player uses a left foot when he is supposed to be using a right foot,” he said.

Mosimane believes that Sundowns have dropped points where they shouldn’t have, but he is adamant that they will bounce back.

“We are donating (points). I mean, what a donation! We are very good NGO’s or charity or whatever you can call it,” said frustrated Mosimane.

Phunya Sele Sele head coach Clinto Larsen admitted that Sundowns were superior in all departments, but was happy with the points away from home.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game with the quality of their team. We knew that they’re going to have a lion’s share of the possession which they did,” said Larsen after the match.

“In the last four or five games we steamrolled over some of the teams and haven’t got results and tonight we never played as well, but got the three points,” said Larsen.

Larsen added that this is a very crucial stage of the season where most teams will be more than happy with results than performing well.

“It is that time of the season when you need soldiers. I think that’s exactly what our players gave us tonight. They fought for the three points. They defended exactly the way we wanted to and I am very pleased with the effort, but not so much with the performance,” added Larsen.

Celtic are now 6th on the PSL log and they can still reach their target of finishing in the top five after collecting all the three points against Sundowns who remained 11th with four games to go.  

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