Benni Has A Go At ‘Silly’ SA Players
AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy was not impressed with his side’s performance, having a go at his own players for not listening to simple instructions.
Usuthu collected three points against TS Galaxy on Wednesday that saw them climb into six spot on the log.
However, McCarthy wasn’t pleased with his side’s performance and made his feelings known after the match, criticising his own stars as well as South African footballers a a whole.
“Players not listening,” he told SuperSport TV when asked what frustrated him against Galaxy.
“When you have a job to do it’s very simple, I don’t understand how many times you have to say to player to play simple.
“Football is a complicated game because silly players want to make it so complicated, want to do things that they are not accustomed to do.
“Messi is the best player in the world don’t even sometimes do that but here in South Africa our level is there but then we want to do that and that’s what’s we were doing and it was frustrating the life out of me.
“Just a simple give and go, one-touch, simple football and then everyone complicates it.”
“A team like Galaxy, yes I said they were going to fight because they have a new coach.
“But if we had just played a simple game, the game that we usually play we’d have put three or four away and you don’t get that.
“They go down with a player, but with 10 men you still feel that can get that goal, so I think South African players – not just AmaZulu players – we have to learn to play to our strength.
“If you’re not accustomed to do something, don’t do it and that’s what South African players do and then we wonder why our level is not going up, we keep being mediocre because we want to be special when we’re just learning how to walk and that frustrates me.
“My team is doing it now, you see it every single week when you watch South Africa football, you say ‘my God, our level is there guys, let’s play to our level, let’s play to our best, so that we can make those jumps’.
“But we want to go from crawling to sprinting…”
AmaZulu now travel to DR Congo where they will face five-time CAF Champions League winners TP Mazembe in the second-leg of their second round clash.