Absa Premiership

Benni: Erasmus fits perfectly into CT City system

2019-02-19 11:28
Kermit Erasmus
Kermit Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy believes Kermit Erasmus is a perfect fit for the team's playing system though he wants the forward to get more protection from referees.

City have been in a rich vein of scoring form in recent matches as they have managed 11 goals in their last five appearances.

With that said, Erasmus is yet to get off the mark for the Mother City-based outfit and missed a penalty in the recent 1-0 defeat to AmaZulu.

However, he did produce a commendable performance in the recent 3-0 win over Highlands Park in a Nedbank Cup last-16 tie.

Speaking to reporters, McCarthy said: "Kermit is beautiful to watch, his low sense of gravity and how the balls just sticks and how he fits into this puzzle, he fits perfectly into the system.

"At times I feel that he doesn't get protected enough because he does get a hammering and today that big central defender was all over him but the play was continuing and Kermit was on the floor and every time he kept asking for protection from the officials.

"But it does get frustrating when a player gets hammered and injured and it's just, the play is continued?

"I would rather protect my players because I don't want injuries. But he has been fantastic, another shining light is having Shaka back, he looked hungry and looked in beast mode."

 

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