Mosimane: Mamelodi Sundowns gave everything to win

The Sundowns mentor says they did everything they can to win the game, but it wasn’t meant to be as they were forced to settle for a point at home

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes their 1-1 draw against Platinum Stars on Wednesday night was a fascinating game for the supporters.

Mosimane admitted that it was always going to be difficult against the side that they have failed to beat in their previous six meetings. 

“Good game. End to end. A lot of attacking. They are a good team and they are good on transitions...they score. They always score with these scrappy set-pieces against us. Second play: you will never know where they come from,” said Mosimane after the game.

Nonetheless, Mosimane feels Sundowns did everything they can to win the game, and he believes that Platinum Stars survived the danger of the Brazilians on the night.

“We did everything. We put all the strikers we have in the team. We attacked and we gave everything. They survived. They fought, but they survived. We were dangerous,” he said.

Read more on: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Platinum Stars Report

Dikwena coach Allan Freese believes his team played well in the first 45 minutes, but he feels his side could have easily beaten Sundowns considering the two chances they missed in the second half.

However, Freese was pleased to have picked up a point away from home especially against Sundowns.

“I thought we have a game in the first half and I thought we did very well. We did come back [from a goal down] and I’m happy for the boys that we came back although we had two chances to score, but I am so happy that we came back. We were playing away, so I will take the one point,” said Freese.

Freese, who took over from Cavin Johnson at the beginning of the season, says his desire is to finish in the top eight come the end of the season, despite finishing behind Chiefs last season.

“We would like to finish in a respectable position. When you talk about respectable position in South Africa, you talk about top eight, and I would like to finish in the top eight,” added Freese.

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