- Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane got teary-eyed when he saw Percy Tau make his UEFA Champions League debut on Tuesday
- Mosimane revealed that he became emotional as Tau came from his "family" and to play at the Santiago Bernabéu was his dream
- The Downs mentor hopes that Tau's success will serve to inspire other youngsters at the club
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has a reputation for being brutally honest and outspoken, but he also has a softer side.
On Tuesday evening, the Downs mentor became emotional at the sight of Percy Tau coming out of the tunnel at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Mosimane explained why he became teary-eyed as his former prodigy produced a scintillating display against Real Madrid.
Mosimane said, “When a boy that comes from your family enters the Santiago Bernabéu to play against Ramos and Varane‚ it becomes a little bit emotional."
SowetanLIVE reported that Sundowns has a strong connection with Real Madrid as Mosimane often shows the players video clips of how things are done at the European super club.
Mosimane revealed that Tau's success will hopefully serve to inspire other young players that it is possible for them to achieve as well.
He said, “I hope it will serve as an inspiration to younger ones in the team like Lebohang Maboe and Matjeka Madisha to believe that it is possible."
Mosimane added that Tau played against Barcelona last year, so it should not have been unthinkable that he could play and perform against Real Madrid.
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