Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has reflected on the most momentous days of 2018/19.
McCarthy’s City finished on an impressive fourth position behind the likes of Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns - two teams whose clashes McCarthy still has in mind.
“We play to win! It’s painful when you lose. As much as it was expected for Sundowns to run us down, but for us in the dressing room it was painful (when we lost to them in Pretoria). We back ourselves against anybody,” McCarthy told IOL in reflection to the 2-1 loss at Loftus.
In reference to spoiling both Bidvest Wits and Orlando Pirates’ title dreams last season, McCarthy described the results as driven by a natural attitude to battle.
“We like to take the hand grenade, pull the pin out and throw it in that mob there (fighting for the Absa Premiership). We then see what happens, who blames who.”
“Like I said, we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. We beat an exceptional strong Wits team, a team that can still go on and win the league because they have crazy depth. For us to show that fighting spirit is good,” concluded the former Orlando Pirates striker.
City start the new season away at Baroka FC this Saturday at 3 pm.