Pitso : it’s part of the game!

Pitso Mosimane has opened up about Mamelodi Sundowns being knocked out of both the CAF Champions League and the MTN8 competition in one week.

The Brazilians failed to get a win against Horoya AC last week in their final group stage encounter of the CAF Champions League, where they thereafter got knocked out of the MTN8 semi-final against Cape Town City in a penalty shootout.

“Remember that when you lose a game, you learn some things about the club,” Mosimane said on Sundowns’ official website.

“You learn. It also builds the team’s character and you’ve got to give it time to settle. I would rather be in this position, of playing in the group stage of the Champions League and semi-finals of the of the MTN8, than not to be where I am now and then it’s for you to say that we didn’t lose in the semi-final of the MTN8.

“As I told you the last time that we are still babies in the Champions League. You come to the MTN8 and lose in the semi-finals, it’s okay. It’s not right that you lost but the team must play and it must get the stress.

“The team must experience this situation of being in a low and you come out of it because that’s part of football. Sometimes you lose, but you learn from the mistakes.

“I like to go forward. The team must play, we must try and win. We are in it for the long haul. We are still going to lose another semi-final, as long as we are in football. There’s still a lot to play for. There are four competitions remaining, I am not saying that we are going to win all four but you keep going. That’s football. You aren’t going to get everything,” he added.