Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy insists he
and his team will not be "greedy" and focus on winning the Absa Premiership title
but they will only concentrate on taking it one game at a time.
The Citizens moved up to third place in the Premiership standings,
only one point behind leaders Orlando Pirates, after a 2-1 victory over
Mamelodi Sundowns at the Athlone Stadium on Tuesday.
In what has become a trademark of this City side, they
produced another stirring fightback in the second half after trailing to a
Lebohang Maboe strike before the interval.
Kermit Erasmus and Chris David were the heroes for the hosts
with the latter scoring a free-kick two minutes from time to seal the three
McCarthy told SuperSport TV: "We're not greedy, we run our
own race. We work day to day to improve ourselves and to improve as a team and
"Then, when we can pick up results, it's good. But we
don't look at who is behind us and in front of us.
"We only face ourselves, so for us it's a game at a time.
We want to win every game, so every team who is going to come we not just going
to lie over but make it as tough as we can.
"And for us three points is most important, we play for
three points and if we don't get them knowing we couldn't beat a better side
out there, then we except it and move on.
"But when we make come backs like that, we know find
ourselves amongst the pack and we don't want to get ahead of ourselves."
McCarthy's men might have beaten the defending league champions,
but he showed massive respect to the defending league champions, saying they
are still the "best team in the league" despite being knocked off the
The Cape Town mentor though credited his side for their hard
work and resilience that brought them maximum points.
McCarthy said about Sundowns: "That's why this team has
proven to be the best team in the league. They don't make it easy for you and
they have some quality players.
"But I think when the mindset starts to kick on then my
team needs to understand that they need to show resilience.
"And when you work harder than your opponents with the
quality that we have, as much as they might be the top team in the league, but
we know what we have as a team."