Absa Premiership

McCarthy has no fear of Mamelodi Sundowns

2019-02-27 07:42
Benni McCarthy
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Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy believes his team has every chance of walking away with maximum in their crucial fixture against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday.

The Citizens, currently five points behind league leaders Wits, will travel to take on Masandawana in what could be a vital encounter to determine the destiny of the PSL trophy.

McCarthy insists that his side do not have to be in awe of the 2016 Caf Champions League winners as the club from the Mother City prepare for a big week as they also take on Wits at the weekend.

In quotes published on SowetanLive, McCarthy said: "We believe in ourselves. And we've stopped caring about what was happening in other peoples' camps - Chiefs, Sundowns, Pirates, Wits, SuperSport.

"We are only focusing on ourselves. We're worrying what's on our plate. We're not being greedy. We try and deal with what we have in front of us, and we work on a daily basis towards that.

"And now our next objective is Sundowns. They've got the best players in the league. But they've got a lot of things on their plate. They've got Champions League football, and the games are coming thick and fast for them.

"So it's an away game for us, but it's not as easy for Sundowns as people think it will be. They know we're a team who want to play football the way they want to play. And we are doing it week-in, week-out.

"It's going to be a good, competitive game. But we're going there for what's on offer - three points and nothing else.

"We know it's not going to be easy. But, ja we give ourselves a fighting chance."

The Cape Town City mentor feels his team can also take confidence from the fact that 8th placed Polokwane City gained a 1-1 draw away at Sundowns last week.

McCarthy continued: "Polokwane City went there, and no-one gave them a chance, and they came away with a point.

"Sundowns aren't invincible and Sundowns aren't that team who you have to fear and now you have to change your way of playing against them. No. We are what we know - that's how we go."


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