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Pitso Mosimane: Sundowns are in the right place ahead of Orlando Pirates clash

4:19 PM MYT 08/11/2018
Gaston Sirino, Jeremy Brockie & Thapelo Morena, Mamelodi Sundowns, July 2018
The Masandawana mentor was delighted to see his side finally find their scoring boots on Wednesday night

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane was delighted to see Jeremy Brockie and Gaston Sirino scoring as his side recorded a comfortable 3-1 win over Free State Stars on Wednesday night.

Brockie ended his goal drought after netting his first official goal in Sundowns colours following a wait that lasted over a year, before Gaston Sirino stole the show with two goals.

While Sirino’s first goal came from the penalty spot, his second was a sublime curling effort.

“I think we had a good game, what helped was scoring early. We’ve been struggling for goals,” Mosimane told SuperSport TV after the game.

“Jeremy Brockie, I think it was good for him to get the confidence to play tonight. Sometimes we call it and we get it right. I think the goalkeeper denied him two goals on the goal line. But he could have put a bit more power on it, but [didn’t] because of desperation to score more.

“Unbelievable Gaston Sirino, what a goal he scored. It’s the same like the goal he scored against Chippa. He scores amazing goals. But Aubrey [Ngoma] came in well. He played well but lacked steam because you can see he lacked match fitness,” he explained.

The win would certainly have been welcomed by Mosimane and his charges, especially after crashing out of the Telkom Knockout this past weekend. But after securing a 3-1 victory, things are beginning to look up for the Tshwane giants with preparations for the Orlando Pirates clash set to begin.

“Yeah, we are a team in construction. Lebohang Maboe is a good player who works hard, but the final details need to happen. We are not yet there. We are a team in construction and everyone must be patient with us,” Mosimane proclaimed.

“We have lost important and free-flowing players in the team. We should be patient, it will take some time. Some teams take five years to get it right. If Liverpool is yet to get a trophy, we should be patient, it’s not going to come now,” he said.

“We are in the right place. Sometimes, it’s good to be a little behind. Because we are not even playing very well. So, people should focus on the other teams that are free-flowing of course,” Mosimane continued.

“Pirates are well-oiled machine. A lot of speed, good play, good movements, they have the same team that they had last year, and you can see it takes time,” he revealed.

"For us what is important is the big fish, the Caf Champions League and PSL. Those are the most important tournaments. Sometimes when you are out of tournaments you feel sad, yes we are out of the Telkom Knockout, but it’s OK, we are not yet there,” he concluded.