“We didn’t win the league because we are a good team. We won the league because we wanted it.”
That’s how victorious coach Pitso Mosimane summed up Mamelodi Sundowns’ seventh PSL championship triumph as the players finally got their hand on the trophy after beating Platinum Stars 1-0 on the weekend.
Though Sundowns boast extremely talented players, Mosimane says talent alone couldn’t have won them the title.
Bra Jingles says: “We worked very hard. To watch three games of your opposition, to make corrections on your game within one and a half days and you are still training, it’s a lot of hours.
“We earned it. We put more hours on technical team and more running on the players. With the team we have we had to win.”
“It’s not about the talent. I mean 22 wins out of 30 is a big number. We are a little bit disappointed because we are one point short [of the record points haul].
“Remember when everybody was talking 60 points, our target was 72. We got 71.
“I cannot say I am not happy but we are one point short.”