Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy admits that he had to have some stern to his players at half-time that inspired a stunning comeback victory against Wits at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday.
The Citizens were 2-0 at the interval but after McCarth got stuck into his players the team from the Mother City came out all guns blazing and walked away 3-2 victors at the end of the game.
The former Bafana striker told his charges in no uncertain terms that they need to improve or he will get players that want to give their best to the club.
McCarthy told the SABC after the game: "We're not in the business of dropping our heads. There are hundreds of hungry players - free agents - that are dying for this opportunity [to play for City].
"That's what I said to them at half-time. There are hundreds of players out there, if they don't feel up to the task of competing and fighting.
"Because, if you want to be in the top four, top three, top two or win the bloody league, you've got to compete - nobody's going to hand it over to you.
"And at that stage we weren't looking like a team that is in the top four and out there to compete, and that’s really all [I said at half-time]."
Cape Town City are now only four points behind log leaders Sundowns and host the Brazilians in what could be a blockbuster clash on Tuesday.