Benni -They’ve Done Amazing So Far
Benni McCarthy says his AmaZulu will face a tough challenge this weekend when they travel to take on Stellenbosch in the DStv Premiership
The unbeaten Stellenbosch team are currently second on the log, with 20 points after ten games. AmaZulu are six points behind them, in eighth position.
McCarthy says that he gave his players a bit of time off during the FIFA break, and is hoping that they can now push forward and improve their league position.
“Ja, I think it was a well-deserved break for the guys,” McCarthy told the Usuthu media department.
“We had a couple of tough matches, some very good, some not so great, so I think, after the Cape Town City win, the break came at a time, where the boys just needed to get a little bit off the football pitch, away from football, spend time with their families, and so I gave them a decent few days off, to go home, and recharge.
“It’s been going really good. The players look sharp, they look refreshed, the look like a new challenge. So I’m excited for this last little push up until Christmas break. So a lot of games squeezed, a lot of tough games, but it’s something that we’re looking forward to, and we think that we can achieve, we can get ourselves back on track and get ourselves back into where we think as a team, as a group, we should be in the league.
McCarthy says he’s been impressed by Steve Barker’s team, and knows it won’t be easy in Stellenbosch.
“Ja, you know, they have a very consistent team, they don’t change their team very much often,” McCarthy continued.
“So they keep to what’s working for them. So ja, so they’ve done amazing so far, you have to give credit to the coaching staff, and for the team, for the club for sticking with what has been something that was put together and it looks like it’s paying it’s way now, because you see they’re second in the league.
” We know, it’s going to be an extremely tough challenge, a tough game, away at Stellenbosch. But it’s a challenge that we up for it, we want to we want to get ourselves back in amongst the top four.
“And the tough games, the tough challenges is what we have to face and to be able to be in the top, you’ve got to beat the ones that’s at the top and Stellenbosch is currently occupying that space, and I think it’s a space that we want.
“And we got to go out there and have to be at our very level best to compete for 90 minutes just to be better than them on the day. That’s the only way we’re gonna come away with a positive result or even a victory but ja, it’s gonna be a very interesting tough competitive game, but a game that were’ looking definitely forward to the challenge.”
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