Local News 22.9.2016 02:26 pm

Pressure is high at Sundowns – Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Pitso Mosimane, coach of Mamelodi Sundowns (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he is under immense pressure at Chloorkop, as he is expected to deliver.

“The pressure is high at Sundowns. You have to try and win the cup final, and the expectations are high. If you are a coach at Sundowns, you are expected to win the league and the cup, whichever one you compete in. It is unbelievable, it is immense pressure,” he said after his side defeated Chippa United 1-0 in the MTN8 second leg semifinal at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.

“When I was at SuperSport United, there was no pressure, I had fun, played whoever we wanted to play, whether we win or don’t win, it’s okay. Here (at Sundowns), it is pressure, and I am enjoying the stress,” he added.

Sundowns and Chippa played to a goalless draw in the first leg at the Nelson Mandela Stadium, and going into the return leg, Mosimane said he did not leave any stone unturned when preparing for the game.

“I must be honest with you that this game if Chippa gave me many nightmares. I had to work on this game from 3am to 8am to make sure that I dismantle, and I see, and I am careful, and try and make sure that they do not have the party they had in Port Elizabeth.”

 

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