Rulani Alludes Downs No Longer On PSL Level

Rulani Mokwena
Rulani Mokwena

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Rulani Mokwena has revealed that they do not compare themselves with PSL teams anymore when it comes to the metrics of the team.

Sundowns extended their record of consecutive victories in the history of the PSL to 14 matches after beating Sekhukhune United 2-0 over the weekend.

The league title has also seemingly become a foregone conclusion, as the Brazilians got over a 50-point mark after 20 matches, with a 21-point lead at the top of the standings.

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Mokwena says one of the reasons for their success is that they compare their metrics with European teams and that's the standard they aim to live up to.

"On the metrics, we're in line with...what you don't know is that we compare ourselves with the best in the world and we're in line there," Mokwena said in a press conference.

"Two weeks ago I got a report from... I won't mention the name but a European-based analyst, a friend of mine that I had asked to do analysis of the team.

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"And he looked at the team, he cut it down into different parts, the set-pieces and everything and the report, you'll see the numbers they compare with the best in the world," he said.

The erudite tactician went on to suggest that they measure themselves with the best teams in Europe with the aim of winning the CAF Champions League, which gives entry into the FIFA Club World Cup.

"And that's what we try to do, because that's the space we're trying to compete, the (CAF) Champions League, with (FIFA) Club World Cup, the Super League, that's the space we have to be in and hence as I say, very proud of the players, incredible effort," he added.

Sundowns will resume their league schedule when they travel to traditional rivals Orlando Pirates on Saturday afternoon.

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