Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has slammed the lack of proven goalscorers and lack of hat-tricks scored in the Absa Premiership.
Only on three occasions since the inaugural Lesley Manyathela Golden
Boot award has a winner of the award hit the 20-goal mark, with
Siyabonga Nomvethe the last to do so in the 2011/2012 season.
It has all been downhill since the 2011/2012 season with only one
player to exceed the 15-goal mark - Black Leopards' Mwape Musonda last
season with a tally of 16.
And McCarthy believes that the problem lies with strikers' mentalities in that they are content if they have scored just one.
"We need to be a bit more ruthless [in front of goal] … as if we
don’t work hard enough on that in training," McCarthy told reporters as
"Players need to change their mindset in wanting to score more than one goal per game.
"If you get one‚ why not want to get two‚ or a hat-trick? We have
been starved of players scoring hat-tricks in the PSL. When was the last
time we had a hat-trick in the PSL? Bhele Nomvethe?"
"We are satisfied with scoring one goal in a game.
"Get two. Get three. That’s how you build. That is why Messi is Messi
and Ronaldo is Ronaldo. Because these guys have the mindset of goals
ratio per game.
"You get one‚ there’s two out there. You get two‚ there’s three. Three‚ there’s four.
"Whereas our players have a fixed mindset‚ ‘one goal and I have done
my job. I am just happy with my one goal. That’s our problem in South
African football at this moment in time."
- TeamTalk Media