Pitso Mosimane on Bayern game: All teams make mistakes
After beating Qatari champions Al-Duhail in the second round of the Club World Cup thanks to a Hussein El-Shahat strike, Al Ahly have booked their spot in the tournament’s semi-finals.
They will now face European champions Bayern Munich in hopes of qualifying to the final for the first time in the club’s history.
During the pre-match press conference, Mosimane said that all teams make mistakes but promised to continue doing their best to keep up the Club World Cup journey.
“It is natural for Al Ahly and their fans to look forward to more victories,” Pitso said.
“We found ourselves in this situation by achieving victories, by winning the CAF Champions League and beating Al-Duhail in the first round of the tournament.
“We will continue that distinguished journey.
“Certainly, Bayern’s match is important and historical, but I don’t think it will be the most important match in Al Ahly’s history.
“We followed their last match. They made mistakes. All teams have strengths and weaknesses. We have also made mistakes against Al-Duhail.
“Perhaps we will make mistakes against Bayern as well, and also when we return to the league in Egypt.
“Football is about correcting mistakes until the coach or player retires. This is the essence of football. We feel humble enough to correct those mistakes. Making mistakes does not mean that we are bad.
“The most important thing is to accept mistakes and work to fix them. We cannot satisfy everyone.
“But as a team, we won the treble, and we are participating in the Club World Cup, we won the first match, and we are in the semi-finals.
“No club in Africa achieved what we did, so we are a good team,” he concluded.
Mosimane has a perfect record so far since signing for Al Ahly in October of last year, winning 18 and drawing four of his 22 games in charge.
He will hope to retain that record next Monday, in what will undoubtedly be his biggest challenge yet.
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