PRETORIA – Pitso Mosimane has warned his side not to get too excited about the prospect of leading the PSL standings if they beat Lamontville Golden Arrows in Friday’s away clash.
Mosimane, whose side beat Ajax Cape Town 2-0 on Tuesday night at Loftus Versveld, a result which saw them move to second place position on the PSL standings with 47 points, said it was very crucial that they remained grounded in their remaining league fixtures, if they were to stand a chance of defending their league title this season.
Sundowns are now only two points behind Cape Town City, who top the Absa Premiership standings with 49 points after 25 league games.
“It’s never wise to be on top (of the league standings) too soon,” Mosimane said. “You have to be on top at the right time. I’m happy with where we are. We are in the best position.
“Even if it happens that we don’t to come out with a win on Friday (against Arrows), we’ll need to stay there because we still have two games in hand that we need to play.
“There’ll come a time were we’ll need be at the top. What’s key now is to never get too excited because the whole situation (of the PSL standings) can change at any time.”
Asked if he thought his side stood a better chance of defending their league title now that they are second on the PSL standings with just seven league games to go, Mosimane said: “The title is in Cape Town City’s hands at the moment.
“They are the ones with the most points. When you have the most points, you’ll remain at the helm of the log.
“They are the most well rested team (compared to Sundowns). When last did they play (before they played against Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday)? I wasn’t expecting Kaizer Chiefs to give them a hard time.
“They are still very fresh. We take on Arrows (this Friday) and who will they be playing against (on the same day)? We’ll play again on Monday (away to Bidvest Wits) and I’m not too sure on whether they’ll be playing again or not.
“And I’m saying this now, Cape Town City are the ones who have a better chance (of winning the league) than any other team in this league.”