Pretoria – Despite his team's 7-1 demolition of AmaZulu on Tuesday night, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he is still not happy with his team's performance.
“I don't think we played well today. We did the business, we scored the goals and we did what we had to do,” Mosimane said at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Tuesday.
“We have the quality to do what we did, but the play was staggering and stuttering. It was never a smooth game.”
Katlego Mashego and Katlego Mphela each scored a brace to steer the Pretoria outfit to a dominant victory which took them to the top of the Premiership standings.
Mashego put in a classy performance, netting either side of half-time, to score his first goals since joining from Moroka Swallows in July.
“I'm glad I contributed,” Mashego said of his brace.
“It's still early in the season but the most important thing is to do well for the team.”
Having crashed out of the knockout cup competition following a defeat to Platinum Stars on Saturday, Mosimane said he was pleased to get back to winning ways. However, he believed Sundowns played an identical game to that which saw them lose to Stars.
“I guess we feel better today after the remorse we've been through from the terrible game we played on the weekend,” he said.
“There is no difference between this game (against AmaZulu) and the game on the weekend.
“The difference between those matches is only that we didn't score the six chances we got against Platinum Stars in the first half.”
Sitting top of the Premiership table and having scored the most goals in the league, Mosimane said he was happy to see Downs were capable of scoring plenty of goals.
“In this team, there are a lot of goals. Sometimes we come to the party and we start (scoring) early and we take the chances.
“We've been consistently scoring in the first 12 or 13 minutes of all our games.
“This (scoring many goals) is a quality of a good team.”
Meanwhile, Usuthu assistant coach Wilfred Mugeyi admitted conceding early in the second minute was a crushing blow, against a team as capable in front of goal as Sundowns.
“We're very disappointed with the result. Credit goes to Sundowns, who played well,” AmaZulu's Mugeyi said.
“They (Sundowns) utilised their chances and we were way off the pace.
“We conceded the goal in the second minute and from there, you're playing Sundowns at home, it's like committing suicide.
“They have quality in their side so they put us on the back foot and we couldn't recover from there.” – Sapa