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
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
"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."