Pitso Mosimane’s post-match comments explaining why he chose Percy Tau over Sheriff against Smouha

Al Ahly clashed with Smouha on Thursday at Al-Salam Stadium where they thrashed Smouha 4-1. Pitso’s side meant business as they won in style, with Tau scoring a brace. Al Ahly fans and legends would have asked themselves why Pitso chose Percy Tau over Sheriff in starting XI.

He explained the reason after the match and also talked about how the team does not play exactly they way he wants.

“I‘ve been only here for 13 months. I need time. The team still doesn’t play exactly the way I want. Sometimes I want to make sure that we don’t concede goals. However,  we still make mistakes, because we want to attack and that leaves us a bit open in the back.”

“We now play with a different intensity. Percy is a number nine (striker), he’s not a winger. There are games that Sherif is good for and there are games that we might not use him as nine. For example, remember in Zamalek’s game Taher played in parts of it as a 9.

“As for the rest that we’ll have, we can only say whether it’s positive or negative after the break.”

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