Mamelodi Sundowns could get destroyed by one very dangerous man: Khama Billiat, says Pitso Mosimane.
The former Sundowns striker will be in Kaizer Chiefs’ bus that will enter the Loftus Versfeld gates around midday on Sunday. Pitso believes that Billiat could be the one Amakhosi player to that could decide if Sundowns win or lose the game.
“The player who poses a serious threat to us is Khama‚” Mosimane said via Times Live. “He knows our secrets and we have created a monster in him. We taught him all the runs.”
“This situation reminds me of when Pep Guardiola took Bayern Munich to play against FC Barcelona in the Champions League after his sabbatical. They gave him six goals at the Camp Nou and the menace was Lionel Messi‚ the guy who he worked with all the time.”
The former Bafana Bafana coach added that a player of Billiat’s talent can’t really get stopped. Billiat’s previous clubs before Sundowns had been Aces Youth Academy in Zimbabwe as well as Ajax Cape Town.
“Besides what we gave him here at Sundowns‚ Khama is a talented football player. You can’t manage him but we have to do what we have to do to minimize his threats because you can’t stop him‚” Downs’ coach said.
“He poses a big threat to us – more than anybody to be honest‚ because he is scoring lots of goals and that’s why we like him.”
Mosimane was also probed with a question on whether man-marking the 28-year-old will be his plan.
“I have not done that before because if you do man-marking‚ it means you follow me wherever I go and you only react after I have reacted. If I stop you stop‚ you also stop and you will get tired from doing that.”
Mosimane’s chat ended with his thoughts of possibly winning the PSL’s Q-Innovation prize.
“It is sardines. Our focus is the big fish. We didn’t get the sardines last season but caught the big fish. Some of the people who got the sardines did not last,” Pitso concluded.