Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy believes that his side
tried to over-play as well as missed chances in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Mamelodi
Sundowns in a Nedbank Cup quarter-final.
Goals from Percy Tau and Hlompho Kekana handed the Citizens
a 2-0 advantage before the impressive Bradley Ralani pulled a goal back for the
Mother City outfit.
The Brazilians have since been drawn to face Maritzburg
United in the semi-finals of the competition later this month. Nonetheless,
McCarthy said his team missed an opportunity to continue in the tournament.
He told SuperSport: "This football is a funny old game.
When you play such an opponent, you dominate and create chances and you’re
supposed to put the game to bed... these footballers never learn.
"Good teams you don't let up the ropes when you have
them, unfortunately, we paid the price they’re a very good team. When they have
the chances, they will put them to bed.
"They scored more than us. So now we forget about the
Cup and focus on the league. It's a pity because we played well.
Congratulations to them. Next season we will come back stronger and hopefully
we'll learn from this.
"We made individual errors and the players were trying
to be fancy because we're playing Sundowns and the whole of South Africa is
watching this game. I think we should have been as simple as possible."