Mamelodi Sundowns Coach Mokwena Responds To Criticism Over Recent Draws
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has addressed criticism of his team’s recent form, saying that they are “victims of their own success”. The reigning champions have drawn three consecutive matches in the DStv Premiership after already securing the title with seven games to spare.
Difficulties in Winning Every Match
Despite the lack of victories in recent matches, Mokwena stressed that it’s not always easy to win every game. However, he did emphasize that Sundowns strive to win every single match and that they will continue to do so. Mokwena cited the team’s successes throughout the season, posing the question of who has won more games and scored more goals than Sundowns.
Mokwena Denies Demotivation of His Squad
Mokwena dismissed suggestions that his team was demotivated or that they were waiting for matches with greater consequences. He reiterated his belief that no team under his guidance would not play with aggression and intensity. He claimed that his team is doing all they can to win games and that any suggestion to the contrary is unwarranted.
Mokwena Reacts to Recent Articles
Mokwena also addressed recent articles that have been critical of Sundowns, which were later removed following Sipho Mbule’s equalizer against Golden Arrows. He expressed his disappointment with such articles and noted that they are part of the world we live in today.
Mokwena Sees Positive in the Draw
Mokwena saw the draw against Golden Arrows as a positive result, as it was the first time Sundowns had gone behind in a match this season. He acknowledged the difficulties faced by his team and emphasized the importance of overcoming them.
Mamelodi Sundowns will face Stellenbosch in the Nedbank Cup quarter-final this weekend. Despite their recent run of draws, Mokwena remains confident that his team will continue to push forward and work hard to achieve success.