The result has had Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane cautioning that they need to keep their feet on the ground as it’s not over with the return-leg a week away.
“We need to keep our feet on the ground. I have been in football for long. Zamalek scored four against Wydad (Casablanca) at home and if we think they can’t score four against us we will be fooling ourselves,” Mosimane said post-match.
Zamalek won their semi-final first-leg 4-0 against Morocco’s Wydad in Alexandria and still advanced despite losing the return-leg 5-2. However, Mosimane believes they have the advantage for the second-leg as they scored the goals.
“We have an advantage, we scored the goals. It’s not over. I see everybody is happy. It’s unbelievable,” he said.
“We will play the same way we played them in Egypt. We got a speciesism which they can’t deal with. We scored two there, one here and three here.
“It’s ok let’s enjoy. When are we going to get it, maybe it’s the last time,” he said.
The former Bafana Bafana coach also thanked the support of the entire nation particularly those from their domestic rivals Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs as they focused on the ‘big fish’ while copying Bucs.
“I want to thank South Africa. I saw Pirates, Chiefs (supporters). The chairman of Pirates (Dr Irvin Khoza) sent us a very good message.
“I am just saying we are copying Orlando Pirates. They are the best on the continent from South Africa. Let’s focus on the big fish. This is the big fish,” he said.