Benni Not Worried About Chiefs
AmaZulu head coach Benni McCarthy says his side can’t be worried about Kaizer Chiefs ahead of their clash against the club he supported growing up.
Seventh-placed AmaZulu host Chiefs, who are 13th in the DStv Premiership on Saturday afternoon. However, only point separates them on the table.
McCarthy says that while Chiefs are historically a big team, Usuthu regard every opponent they face as big, and prefer to focus on themselves rather than who they are playing.
“I think at this stage in the league now, every team is a big one, there’s no more easy matches. Every team shows the quality, the calibre of teams that they are, fantastic players that they have, so when you prepare you are always preparing for a big one,” McCarthy told the club’s media department.
“Chiefs in the history of South Africa, they are big one, but I think we prepare the way we do for every single match.
“We try and focus on ourselves more, we fix what we need to be fixed, what we need to get back to our best, where we are most of the time in control. And that’s how we work.
“And we do analyse and study and watch videos of the opposition, but we don’t try and worry too much about them.
“We just make sure we don’t play into their hands and into their strengths and that, we make the most of the game, do what we want to do because it is our home game.
“And I think we need to set the standard, we need to control the pace of the game. So that’s why we do focus on ourselves quite a lot.
“Not disrespecting any opposition, but I think when it comes to us, we know if we do what we have to do then we know that the opposition is in for a really tough time.
“Because we are ready to fight, we’re ready to go to war, and we’re ready to do what we need to do, to go for all three points, which never is easy, but that is the ultimate goal.”