Pitso Mosimane has said that Mamelodi Sundowns will fight for the Nedbank Cup if they fail to win a third straight Absa Premiership title.

The Brazilians [Sundowns] were lost 2-3 to Cape Town City at Loftus Stadium on Monday, leaving them six points behind Kaizer Chiefs who sit atop the Absa Premiership table with 52 points.

The outspoken coach expressed his disappointment and the way forward for Masandawana in his post match interview with SuperSport TV:

“Another difficult game for us. We made mistakes, the third goal was the one we really made a big mistake because the game was still on, it was still alive and we could come back, that’s why we scored another one you know. Difficult for us but it’s okay, we move on.

“Kermit Erasmus is a very smart player, you have to give him credit he knows how to play between the lines, how to drop in, credit to him. It’s handbags on the bench, even in the tunnel, it’s okay. I had to stand up to the Dutch coach.

“It worries us [six points behind Chiefs] but look we will fight for it and if we’re not getting it, we’re not getting it you know. We try, we will try to win it for the third time [in a row], it is not easy. You can’t have what you want. What’s your wish?

“The game goes how it goes, if it is not going to be for us, it’s not going to be for us and ja we move on. If we don’t find it, we will fight for the Nedbank Cup, it’s okay. This is football, these things do happen, you can’t win everything but we will fight for everything.”

“When you have your big players rising and coming down, you know. You can see Themba Zwane is just not there and we keep him on the pitch because he’s important. ‘Vila’ [Sibusiso Vilakazi, [Gaston] Sirino. I think Sirino went down [in confidence] after the break he got. He mis-controlled the ball and as he was going to the goals, I think he should have just passed or put in in front of him, that’s the big one.

“And because we’re desperate, we need this, you can see that he came down on his confidence, on his emotion and we didn’t find him in the second-half but it’s okay, it’s part of football. We have to fight, we keep going. You can’t win everything but we’ll fight for everything..

“If we don’t win the league, I’ll say it again we’ll fight to win the Nedbank Cup you know, that’s it, it’s football. It happens to everybody. It’s difficult but we have to move on.”