Pitso Mosimane: 'We showed a great spirit'

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Mosimane became just the second manager, after the legendary Frenchman to clinch two consecutive Club World Cup medals.

Speaking after his side's impressive 4-0 victory over Asian champions Al Hilal, Mosimane spoke glowingly on his side's accomplishment.

45. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
45. Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
21. Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
21. Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
10. AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
10. AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
8. Al Hilal Omdurman (Sudan)
8. Al Hilal Omdurman (Sudan)
7. Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
7. Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia)
6. Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)
6. Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)
5. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
5. TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
4. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
4. Esperance de Tunis (Tunisia)
3. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
3. Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
2. Zamalek SC (Egypt)
2. Zamalek SC (Egypt)
1. Al Ahly SC (Egypt)
1. Al Ahly SC (Egypt)
9. Raja Athletic Club (Morocco)
9. Raja Athletic Club (Morocco)

"The bronze medal means a lot to us," Mosimane said. "We didn't improve our position from last year, but I am happy and the fans are happy. We worked and fought hard.

"It was a difficult match for the opponent after the two red cards to their players, but before they were sent off, we were strong and scored a goal when they were complete.

"The positive thing is that we played against all circumstances. We came here with a lot of absences and injuries, such as Mohamed El-Shennawy, Percy Tau, and Akram Tawfik, but we showed a great spirit.

"I am not happy despite winning the bronze medal. I wanted one of a different colour this time, but after all, we made a huge achievement to Al Ahly and Egypt.

"For me, this year's medal is better than last season's," Mosimane concluded.