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Pitso: We can go to the match without training

Pitso Mosimane Sundowns

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Pitso is careful against overloading his players with too much information and is on guard against complacency but is confident of Sundowns beating Zamalek on Sunday.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso and his technical bench are keeping things straightforward ahead of the CAF Champions League final, second leg. Pitso Mosimane says he does not want to overload his players with too much information.

“We don’t want to do too much, or want the players to be overloaded with too much information- too much information is also not good. We have to take the information and cut it down into bullet points for the players to focus on- that’s what we did on Friday night.

The last thing we want to do now is too many things. We’ve been in this tournament for nine months, but in the next two days you want to make the best preparations ever? No ways.”

Despite the wariness, the South African coach could not hide his confidence on Sundown’s chances of beating Zamalek, this Sunday. “Let me tell you something: at this point in time, I can guarantee you, we can even go to the match without training. We can stay in here in the hotel, take our bags and go straight to the match. If the mind is there, the body is there and there’s a will to win, and the plan on how to win this game is there, we will win the match.”

Pitso Mosimane is aware of how good Zamalek have been at home, in the CAF Champions League, and is keeping his team grounded- even with the massive first leg win.

“The players know the importance of the game. We don’t have to tell them that, it’s a no-brainer. But we have to guard against complacency and the attitude of being 3-0 up. For me this game is 0-0, and I don’t want to lose this match. I want to win this match. So we’re not looking at the scoreline , we’re playing from 0-0. We can’t say we don’t remember the 3-0 but we want to try winning this game and playing to the best of our abilities.”

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