Absa Premiership

Benni: Coaching is the most frustrating job

2018-08-22 12:48
Benni McCarthy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has admitted that he is frustrated with his charges lack of finishing ahead of MTN8 semi-final clash with Mamelodi Sundowns.

City were last weekend held to a goalless draw at home by Golden Arrows and McCarthy confessed that it's frustrating him because his players always get it right in training.

The Citizens are headed for a tough run in their next five fixtures, where they will play Sundowns twice as well as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

The Bafana Bafana all-time record goal scorer revealed that his club is sweating on the fitness of Siphelele Mthembu to give him attacking options for the game with the Brazilians.

"You can't have possession of the game and do all the right things, but when we get in front of goals we are simple not just there," McCarthy told SuperSport.

"We had a lot of chances to put the game away against Arrows, but it's really frustrating because it was the three points lost.

"For me the most frustrating part is that, in training we do these things and make it look so easy then you think this season we are not going to have a problem.

"But come game time it's just blank bullets all over. That is why they say coaching is the most frustrating job in the world and they are not wrong with that.

"We are working now and focused on the MTN8 and hopefully we have Shaka Zulu (Mthembu) fit by then so that I have a full squad to pick from.

"It's really a tough run, but if you want to do well in this competition and league, you have to play the best teams. We will be working hard on the training field to correct where we have gone wrong and be ready for the big guns."

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