This comes only a few weeks after The Brazilians defeat Pirates 4-1 in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals.
“We had a little bit more time to recover better.” Mngqithi told SuperSport TV.
“And we know when we are fully recovered we are good enough to beat any team. And I must give credit to all the guys, from the coaching department to all the players.
“They really fought. They knew how important it was.
“And I said it before the match that Sundowns is going to play,” he added.
“And I knew we are ready psychologically. And we are ready physically to really fight.
“We could have done better. I still believe there were some opportunities that ended up not being utilised properly.
“But credit to be given to the boys. They put in a really good fight and we are happy that they stuck to the plan and the tactics on the day.
“It was encouraging to see Gift coming in late in the match and giving us so much in the game. People were beginning to think that we are out.
“They don’t understand that if you if you look at it physiologically it is very unfair for our players. In the last 29 days of last month we played nine games.
“And if you check from then until the end of the season, we are expected to play 20 games in eight weeks. Usually you would play that in four or five months but we are expected to play those games in two months.
“We always knew that with a little bit of a break and a breather we would be able to recharge our batteries and come back. It was just unfortunate that we did not get the result in the game against Golden Arrows.
“And in the game against AmaZulu. I don’t even want to talk about the Chiefs game because that is a match we should have easily won.” He laments.
Sundowns went back to the top of the table after the win. Manqoba Mngqithi Doesn’t Want His Players To Be Arrogant!