‘I’m happy the boys gave it their all’ – Clinton Larsen after Mamelodi Sundowns loss – Video

Gaston Sirino (8′), Lesedi Kapinga (12′), Kermit Erasmus (52′, 64′) and Pavol Safranko (80′) were all on target in a comprehensive 5-0 victory for the Brazilians which saw them cruise in the semi-finals.

Summerfield Dynamos coach Clinton Larsen has praised his players despite their heavy defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in their Nedbank Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

Clinton Larsen, who has plenty of previous top-flight experience, was nonetheless proud of his players.

He said on SuperSport after the game: “Yes, in the first 10-15 minutes we were like a deer in the headlights and conceded two goals which we said we going to try and prevent from happening.

“Don’t give them the early goal, once they get that they control the game and that’s exactly what happened.

“You know, early in the second half we get a chance to go 2-1 and then really put them under a little bit of pressure and it hits the upright and they scored the third thereafter.

“So it was backs to the wall after that, but the gulf in class was clear for everybody to see. I’m happy the boys gave it their all. We weren’t good enough, we can now focus on the national playoffs.”

Summerfield Dynamos currently compete in the ABC Motsepe League which is the second division and overall third tier of South African football.

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