Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is confident his side will turn things around when they face Zimbabwe’s Chicken Inn in the second leg of their Caf Champions League clash in two weeks’ time.
“Yes, we lost the match, but the round is not lost. We will have to do the business at home,” Mosimane told the club’s official website.
“Even before the match, I spoke of the quality of Chicken Inn, so we knew what we were up against. We had noted that they had beaten sides like Highlanders and Dynamos.
“Khama (Billiat) complained about a tight hamstring after the Orlando Pirates match, while Dennis (Onyango) suffered a knee injury – that is why I did not field them. Then we had to substitute Teko Modise at half-time because his legs could not carry him through. Leo Castro and Keagan Dolly also struggled with the pace of the game.
Mosimane admitted that Chicken Inn were the better side.
“Chicken Inn looked a lot sharper than us. They sat back and waited to catch us on the counter, and we were aware of this tactic, but eventually they did get the break.
“We played a whole lot more on the counter, and opened up as we attacked them in search of the away goal. But we just did not have the legs to sustain this.”
Sundowns are set to meet Chicken Inn in the second leg at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday, February 27.