Absa Premiership

Benni won't 'park two busses' v Pirates

2018-09-19 10:44
Benni McCarthy (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy says he will not defend in numbers against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday, though he may adopt a pragmatic approach.

City lost 4-1 to Kaizer Chiefs last Saturday at the Cape Town Stadium which McCarthy concedes was an eye-opener and admitted he may move away from the Citizens more open attacking game.

The Bafana Bafana striking legend told reporters: "We go away to Pirates and now you look for a response, okay we learned from where it didn't go our way.

"We try to play our football and our game when we create chances and punish teams if we take our chance. Maybe we need to change our mindset a bit instead of going pound to pound with teams.

"Maybe take a different approach to how we are going to play Pirates, not saying that we are going to be scared and we are going to park two busses, but maybe just to be a bit more responsible and think about a way we attack the next game.

"When you suffer four goals, it isn't very mentally easy for goalkeepers to take. So maybe just change our approach a little bit tactically."

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed McCarthy is not expected to be on the bench on Wednesday night as his wife has been hospitalised with a serious ailment.

Action gets underway from 19:30 at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.

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