Mamelodi Sundowns mentor Pitso Mosimane insisted his team is fully focused on Highlands Park and not Kaizer Chiefs for now after their 5 - 0 hammering of AmaZulu in the Telkom Knockout first round.
Sundowns face the Amakhosi in a blockbuster of a clash next weekend but will have to deal with the hard running Lions Of The North first during the midweek before they can focus on Chiefs.
"That's why we took off [Hlompho] Kekana, I wanted to take off Gaston [Sirino] also to save them, the game of Highlands [Park] is a tough game. You know Highlands is a tough team, it's not going to be easy, the running will be more than this. You don't want to play that game before the Kaizer Chiefs game." said Pitso to SuperSport TV.
"But it's not about the Kaizer Chiefs game, it's about the Highlands game. Don't worry about the Kaizer Chiefs game, worry about Highlands game. We have two games in hand, so this Highlands game is a thorn in the flesh.
"And by the way, for us to win the league we don't have to beat Kaizer Chiefs, so we should never be emotional about Kaizer Chiefs, we should be professional. We don't have to win against Kaizer Chiefs to win the league, no we don't have to win that. I'll drive the message to the guys to focus on the Highlands game more than Chiefs, thank you."
Sundowns have been in demolition mode this season carrying out high number victories and Mosimane believes that's how it's supposed to be, "It's not about that, when we played [against] Cote d'Or here in the [CAF] Champions League they played much better than this. Meaning, precision, passing, going forward, crossing and finishing. So that's what they did."
"The own goal that Mario Booysen conceded, you can see the same against Black Leopards, something is coming from us and it's very difficult to defend that ball. But I think they went to enjoy themselves. If Man City can score eight goals, if Bayern [Munich] can score seven against Spurs [Tottenham Hotspur], we should score more. Yes, last time we scored 11, we should score more. It's about goals. They don't score goals, they want to play a lot. We know they are good on the ball but score the goals."