Roger Feutmba: Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic had his tactics spot on against Sundowns

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The Brazilians' legend has condemned the off-field antics which occurred in a tightly contested affair in Tshwane

Mamelodi Sundowns legendary midfielder Roger Feutmba says the clash against Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon was a great game for the supporters.

The Cameroonian legend has praised the Brazilians, but he was critical of a Sundowns fan, who invaded the Buccaneers' technical area in an emotional tie at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane.

“It was a great game of football, but unfortunately we didn't see goals. I think for me the only thing that was missing was the goals and that is because both teams prepared well for the match,” Feutmba told Goal.

“Let us appreciate both coaches because they dished out fantastic football and the mindset was all about winning it,” he praised.

“I think Sundowns are becoming better and I liked their fighting spirit because nobody holds back in such games apart from not getting goals,” he continued.

Although the Brazilians are yet to suffer a defeat in their Premier Soccer League (PSL) title defence campaign, the 'General' insists remaining unbeaten means nothing.

“I think being unbeaten means nothing because at the end of the day you won't win the league if you are unbeaten and not winning,” he warned.

“However, Sundowns are a good team and capable of winning games and that is a good sign for them since they have won some of their games in the league,” Feutmba added.

“They are a winning team and they will win their games and close the gap. They have games in hand and we all know that they are title contenders,” backed the General.

Regarding the mind games ahead of the match where Masandawana allegedly stopped the Soweto giants' bus from entering the stadium, Feutmba said such things are not allowed in football.

“I think when you go the stadium you don't want to end up being arrested. Yes, there was drama and there was no need for it,” he continued.

“Even if you can try and stop the bus they will still go in and I think these things should not be allowed in the game. Yes, Rulani (Mokwena) might have said things or done things to upset Sundowns or their fans, but he didn't physically attack anyone. That was not good to see and it must be stopped,” he condemned.

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On the likes of Gaston Sirino and Phakamani Mahlambi's contribution on the game, the retired midfield powerhouse said coach Pitso Mosimane's men didn't play their normal game because Milutin Sredojevic's tactical planning was spot on.

“For me, that was not the best Sundowns team and not just because of combinations, but when you look at Pirates' quality you will see they matched Sundowns,” Feutmba stressed.

“Let's not forget that this is a team that has a great coach and have a good game. They tried to put Sundowns in a difficult situation. In all those challenges, Sundowns did well and also missed a couple of chances,” he concluded.

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