Rulani Reacts To Record 12 Straight Wins: There's No Ceiling

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Mamelodi Sundowns players during the DStv Premiership match against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)
Mamelodi Sundowns players during the DStv Premiership match against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on January 21, 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena has given his thoughts on whether the current squad is the best ever in the PSL after they set a new record of 12 consecutive wins.

Sundowns broke their own PSL record of 11 consecutive league victories, set under former coach Gordon Igesund in the 2006/07 season, which they equalled after their win over SuperSport United and set a new record with their narrow win over Kaizer Chiefs.

Read: 5 Key Lessons From Downs' Victory Over Chiefs  

Mokwena was asked whether the current crop of players are the best ever assembled at the club by virtue of setting a new record.

"I don't know if that was posed as a question to whoever held the record, it's a pity that, huge kudos to the football club," Mokwena responded in a post-match press conference.

"Huge round of applause to everyone involved at the club for what we see, it can never have been an individual contribution or make-up.

"So congratulations to the collective, congratulations to the entire group of players, the Motsepe family and the board and everyone involved in putting together this Sundowns that we see today."

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The former Orlando Pirates coach was honest about his feelings after the game that tactically he did not like Sundowns' performance against Chiefs and felt vindicated that he has always been saying that they have to improve.

"Believe me, there was a lot of things I was happy about, but I'm that type of person that I try to say to the players that we can do more," he went on.

"Yes we can do more, we can improve, there's a lot of things we can improve and we will focus on getting better and better.

"We say it after winning, I think today's (Saturday) performance was slightly better than the last two, although still a little bit too open but okay, I speak from a coaching perspective when I say we have to improve," he said.

Read: Delay In Rulani Contract Talks Stalls New Signings At Downs? 

"And when I say that people say, 'he's trying to be modest' and all of that but we have to improve, we have to get better and even if we win 15 in a row, 16 in a row, 20 in a row and even if we lose, we still have to get better. There's no ceiling and we have to think about that and know that," he added.

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