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We need to keep our feet on the ground: Sundowns boss

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Oct 2016
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Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane (Photo: Reuters )
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Mamelodi Sundowns manager Pitso Mosimane is convinced his side are yet to settle the Champions League final in their favor despite claiming a 3-0 first-leg advantage over Zamalek in Pretoria.

Two first-half goals from Anthony Laffor and Tebogo Langerman were followed by an own-goal from Zamalek defender Islam Gamal just one minute after the break to give the South Africans a comfortable lead going into the second leg.

Even so, manager Mosimane believes they haven't settled the tie yet and need to keep their feet on the ground to claim their first-ever Champions League title.

"We need to keep our feet on the ground, I'll manage this" the 52-year-old Mosimane was quoted as saying by the club's official Twitter account.

Midfielder Hlompho Kekana echoed his coach's sentiments, saying that the second leg, due to be staged at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium, will still be difficult.

"It was a difficult match even if we are playing at home," Kekana told BeIN Sports right after the game.

"We had to score many goals today, but still going to Alexandria will be very difficult.

"Hope to score one or two goals there even though Zamalek are an experienced side."

In the same context, winger Keagan Dolly emphasized how tough the second leg would be, while admitting that scoring three goals at home could help them manage it in Alexandria.

"It wasn't easy at all; we knew the game was going to be difficult, we already know how good they (Zamalek) are," Dolly told BeIN Sports.

"It's not over yet, it's going to be tough (in Egypt) and we still got to work hard.

"But with scoring three goals here, I think we could manage it and win the title.

"We created many chances although we could have scored more."

Five-time African champions Zamalek host Sundowns on 23 October at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium.

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