Manousakis On Downs: I Felt Like We Were Watching PlayStation

Richards Bay FC co-coach  Vasili Manousakis
Richards Bay FC co-coach Vasili Manousakis

Richards Bay FC co-coach Vasilli Manousakis was mesmerised by Mamelodi Sundowns' ability on the ball on Friday evening.

The Natal Rich Boyz suffered their third defeat of the DStv Premiership after going down 2-0 to the Brazilians at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

Manousakis says the top-flight debutants were no match for the league leaders in the first half.

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“I think in the first half to be completely honest, I felt like we were watching PlayStation at some stage. Sundowns were unbelievable," Manousakis told SuperSport after the game.

"The way they overload the central areas, combination play, the speed of their play, the way they pin you back.

“We didn’t help ourselves; we were far too narrow. It’s something we corrected at halftime you know and one or two other despite tactical adjustments and substitutions, we said to ourselves at halftime ‘let’s have a go’.

“Rather go down fighting playing the way we like to play and enjoy playing and make a go for it in the second half,” he added.

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Manousakis was pleased with the team's response in the second half despite not getting on the score-sheet.

"exactly that the first goal we had possession and we lose possession of the ball cheaply and there’s no pressure on the midfielder that just clips in behind so there’s no pressure on the ball. Cheap goal," he added.

“In the second half, Magoola just pops out and they tap it in after we put them under a bit of pressure but I’m so proud of the Richards Bay boys I mean they are unbelievable you know to do what we asked of them.

“Listen, if we had got five today playing the way we did in the second half I would still be proud of them and that’s the way we wanna try and play football and we have lost to the best team in the league.

“It’s no surprise they are running away with it and it’s our third loss out of 15 games, not the worst in the world it’s how we bounce back now but as I said super, super proud of these boys,” he said.

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