‘9 trophies in 7 years is bad’ – Pitso

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane has downplayed his success at the helm of The Brazilians, and reckons plaudits should be given to coaches who were at the club before him.

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Since joining the Brazilians in 2012, ‘Jingles’ has gone on to enjoy major success at the club by clinching four Premier Soccer League titles, a Nedbank Cup, two Telkom Cups, the CAF Champions League as well as the CAF Super Cup.

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Mamelodi Sundowns players celebrate with coach Pitso Mosimane after winning the Telkom Knockout cup.
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The ever-outspoken former Bafana Bafana coach took over the reins from Dutch great Johan Neeskens, and admits the team needed just a few tweaks to find the right balance.

“I found Sundowns playing well but I found Sundowns not being able to defend because they were good going forward and they outplayed teams but lost matches, so they lacked a little bit of balance and I put the balance by changing the shape, ” he said, as quoted by FARPost.

“I didn’t bring the culture of playing a passing game at Mamelodi Sundowns, it has been there when (Stanley) ‘Screamer’ Tshabalala was there (as coach in the 1980s), let’s be honest, let’s give praise to the coaches who were there before me, they played that way.”

Mosimane also added that based on how they execute their plan on the field of play, success should be much more greater than what they currently have.

“When you master the way you play, you are able to bring results, so I think nine trophies is bad in seven years, ” he said.

The former SuperSport United coach has already led the Tshwane outfit to Telkom Knockout success this campaign, as they chase a domestic treble with the league title and Nedbank Cup still within their grasp.