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Phakaaathi Reporter
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15 May 2018
11:33 am

It’s not about beating Barca – Pitso

Phakaaathi Reporter

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he will use Wednesday’s match against Barcelona to see how far the Brazilians’ tactics are in comparison to Barca.

Pitso Mosimane during the Mamelodi Sundowns press conference at PSL Offices (Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix)

Sundowns are set to host Barcelona in a friendly match at the FNB stadium on Wednesday evening.

“The Barca game is for the guys to get experience, to see how far we are, what’s the difference between us and Barca and what’s the difference between the PSL and La Liga,” Mosimane told the club’s website. “But for me personally it is about seeing how far our tactics are in comparison to Barca. Off course we aren’t going to stop Barca from playing.

“It’s not about beating Barca or trying to match ourselves against Barca. It’s just to see our organisation, the way we defend and attack. We want to see how far we are in terms of that regard because we have our own specimen. We’ve got our own software. We play our own way.

“Even if we were to take off the yellow jersey and wear a black jersey, you would still say that this team plays like Sundowns. We’ve got our own way of playing and we have mastered that. We don’t play with hope and when we sign players we sign players who fit in the structure,” added Mosimane.

“The Barca match is an opportunity to see the difference between the Rand and the Euro. It’s just an opportunity to have fun and see that if we play the Sundowns way, can Barca stop Sundowns,” concluded the former Bafana Bafana mentor.

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