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'I have seen David De Gea make mistakes' - Mosimane defends Sundowns keeper Pieterse

7:55 PM GMT+4 16/09/2018
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane, April 2018
The Masandawana coach praised his men for their spirited fight against Usuthu despite dropping two points in Durban

Following their 3-3 draw against AmaZulu on Sunday at the King Zwelithini Stadium, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said it was good for his men to score three goals away, but they were unlucky not to get a win.

The Brazilians remain unbeaten in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), and Mosimane said both sides played good football on the day.

“It was a brilliant game, good to watch for the supporters, good for the television. Six goals... beautiful,” said Mosimane to SuperSport TV.

The Brazilians conceded their three goals for the first time in a long time, but Mosimane heaped praise on his goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse who made his debut for the club.

On the other hand, Phakamani Mahlambi made his first appearance for the reigning PSL champions and the former Bidvest Wits striker managed to put his name on the scoresheet.

"I have seen Petr Cech making that kind of mistake, I've seen (David) De Gea making similar mistaks. I've seen Denis Onyango making the same mistake,” reacted the coach.

“I've seen Itumeleng Khune making a mistake. So, it is okay. He (Pieterse) is allowed to make a mistake. (Razak) Brimah made a mistake here. So, who doesn't make mistakes?” he quizzed.

“Unfortunately, when a goalkeeper makes a mistake, he is the last man you know, we should understand that,” he responded.

The Brazilians mentor also confirmed that they will remain in KwaZulu-Natal to prepare for their upcoming PSL match against Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday.

“We have to try again against Arrows. If you score three goals away you should be able to win, but that was not the case,” explained Mosimane.

“I am happy we played football. Cavin Johnson's team plays football. Benni McCarthy is playing well. Steve Komphela is playing well – it's good for local coaches; the product is good and that's what we want to watch,” he continued.

“This is the kind of game we want. Unfortunately the three goals we conceded, I won't be able to analyse because the ball was falling off from this one and they scored, but it's okay. I am happy my team scored three goals,” said the PSL title winner.

“I am also happy my striker scored, congratulations to Bonginkosi Ntuli,” concluded Mosimane.