Mamelodi Sundowns defender Mosa Lebusa admits they didn’t understand Rulani Mokwena’s new tactical system when he first brought it up.
Sundowns have notably altered from their midfield diamond that swept their DStv Premiership rivals away last season.
Mokwena labelled it something of a chameleon tactic as they change their system during the game several times for what it demands from the players.
We’ve seen left-backs occupying defensive midfield roles, left-wing roles, midfielders pushing wide and adding numbers in attack and general overloading of areas to dominate possession and increase changes created in the final third.
“In the beginning, we didn’t understand it, but the more he explained it to us, the more we trained it, we actually started to get it,” Lebusa said when asked about their unique tactical style of play this season.
“It’s confusing for the opposition but it’s very nice for because we play pictures, we play what we see, what we see around us, we understand it, the whole team understands it. So I will say it’s exciting to play it.”
It’s brought six wins from their opening six league games, with 13 goals scored and two conceded ahead of travelling to face Orlando Pirates at eSgodini on Wednesday evening.