Benni – Congrats Baroka For Parking The Bus
A disgruntled Benni McCarthy has insisted Baroka parked the bus in their 1-0 win over AmaZulu on Tuesday, ending Usuthu’s incredible 16-game uneaten run in the DStv Premiership.
The 43-year-old saw his side experience a defeat in the league for a first time since 13 January, minimising their already slim chances of beating Mamelodi Sundowns to the title.
McCarthy, who is not a man to mince his words, congratulated Baroka, but couldn’t resist a small dig, saying they parked the bus.
“First of all, I’d like to congratulate coach Thoka, Matsimela for his win,” he told SuperSport in his post-match interview.
“I think excellent performance. When you talk about parking the bus, that was an excellent, excellent performance.
“They really made it difficult for us to break them open and we couldn’t find our rhythm.
“And yes, I think they were physical, they made their intentions clear. Today, my team we weren’t our usual self and we weren’t at our best. And in this league, if you’re not at your best the opponents will always capitalise.
“We just, we just fell into that trap. We won the Q3 Innovation [accolade] and just like every other team previously now, you celebrate winning the Q Innovation and you forget about what you’ve been doing so well – all the hard work and the history that these guys have made.
“But we’re maybe allowed one day not to turn up and today, we didn’t turn up and the opposition capitalised on it. Baroka wanted it more than us, first half we were so bad. It could’ve been even 2-0 to them after the first half.
“In the second half we tried to step it up again, the guys looked up for it, but now we were chasing and you leave yourself a little exposed at the back.
“So I think, tactically we didn’t compete. Fair play to Baroka, they wanted it and they deserved it.”