ON-form Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Nyasha Mushekwi has praised the influence of Dutch mentor, Johan Neeskens in the Brazilians camp.
Mushewi was the two-goal hero on Sunday as Sundowns cruised into the quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bidvest Wits.
“Today, we had a different team from the one that played Orlando Pirates but we still managed to get the result.”
“If we play according to the coach’s instructions and implement what we do at training, then anything is possible, titles can be won. He has been a great influence in the team.”
Mushekwi has now has scored eight goals in the competition, and is now level with teammate, Hlompho Kekana.
“I might have scored the goals today but it was a team performance and team work got the job done at the end of the day. We just have to win our next game, whether its Nedbank Cup or a league game, I’m willing to contribute to the team’s success,” he added.
The ‘Dutch Philosophy’ – a common phrase often thrown-around at Sundowns when describing their style of play, is seemingly yielding results in the Brazilians camp. Not only are they winning games, but they have been playing attractive and appetizing football.
Following the win against Bidvest Wits, Neeskens said he was the most important thing is for Sundowns to reach the final of the Nedbank Cup.
“We are through to the next round, it doesn’t matter whether we win by two goals or five goals. I’m happy with the performance and it is a big complement to the team,” he said.
Neeskens however said there was still room for improvement in his side.
“I was not too happy with the performance. We were not compact enough and we gave them too much space and time to build up play, which resulted in them causing problems for us.”
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