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Benni Explains Substituting Patosi Before Half Time

Benni McCarthy Has Explained Why He Substituted Ayanda Patosi In The First Half Of Their Clash Against Bidvest Wits

By Soccer Laduma - Feb 08, 2018 01:46 PM

Head Coach Benni McCarthy has explained his reasoning for substituting Ayanda Patosi after just 39 minutes on the field.

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Cape Town City progressed through to the next round of the Nedbank Cup competition after claiming a 1-0 win over Bidvest Wits, this with Head Coach McCarthy having to make several changes to his starting line-up.

After playing 45-minutes against Mamelodi Sundowns this week, McCarthy once again opted to start with Patosi, in place of the injured Thabo Nodada, however, substituted the 25-year-old in the early stages, stating that he was not satisfied with what he was getting from Patosi in the encounter.

“Yes, it was tactical because I wanted something different. I wanted to them to get on the ball and let us play because having Teko in there, we know that Teko is a ballplayer but Teko can also graft. Putsche is more of a grafter than a ballplayer but his ability is coming,” McCarthy told the media after the game. 

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“Patosi is the one that should be making us click and he was the one who was giving the balls away every time and I think the wet pitch, the wet shirt, it was just all mounting on the weight and he wasn’t giving me what I was expecting from him and then I thought, I’ve got to change it before we go level. 

“We had our exchange of words, no one is happy. Me neither, I would have kicked off massively, but I would have probably knocked my head against the wall if I played s**t, if I know I deserved to come off after 20 minutes then I can’t really fault the coach or the teammates. So, if you are a good professional and you know your ability and you know the level that you should be and you are not giving that then you can’t really fight,” he added.  

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Phila ntjalintjali Joined: 05 Feb 2018
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Phila ntjalintjali Feb 09, 2018 09:23 AM
Gud Benni u will become a great coach, your decision got good end results. In you I trust, u can easily read the game.
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MSANDROTIC Feb 08, 2018 07:24 PM
...before he destroy his talent and his form
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MSANDROTIC Feb 08, 2018 07:23 PM
Ayanda Patosi must get a new club because there is no connection between him and Benni
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 08, 2018 06:28 PM
if it ws ertugral----waar is balance
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jujunation Feb 08, 2018 05:50 PM
Thanks bennie
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the controvercial Joined: 12 Nov 2015
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the controvercial Feb 08, 2018 05:12 PM
Shake them up Benni that's why our national team is failing to progress/to be successful because also our players they don't fight enough in the field of play.
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Panyanepaul Feb 08, 2018 03:31 PM
Patosi said he played bad so why crush bennie
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scoreman99 Joined: 25 May 2017
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scoreman99 Feb 08, 2018 03:31 PM
Benny if u weren't a soccer carrier person I should have voted for u in politics cos I know u r the only person in Mzansi who can tell Zuma straight to step down lol
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scoreman99 Feb 08, 2018 03:24 PM
there is a word saying u can't change the past but u can change the future, after refusing to play for bafunny bafunny everyone was angry about u,but what I like about u after CTC gave u a hot seat Gavin Hunt was telling the madia ull take 100 games before u become a better coach,u didn't respond instead since u moerskond him from ur 1 st game,now its mushn who calling u names he even say when ever he plays ur team he give u lollipop because u still a baby but guess what Mr 18 area didn't run naked to the media to respond him,so I salute u for that
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Bongz4bucs.. Feb 08, 2018 02:44 PM
You killing a boy Benni ...u should have waited for half time atleast...plz work on ur temper...u r a good coach who dont think when his frustrated
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zsiwela Feb 08, 2018 02:37 PM
Please Benni ungabulali intwana yam , hope you told Him personally not via media interview. Patosi is a very good play give Him more game time.
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Bridgertte Layun. Feb 08, 2018 02:28 PM
Wow honest coach indeed
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Mentashe Feb 08, 2018 02:23 PM
THAT'S WHAT I LIKE BENNY ABOUT, BEING HONEST.
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ambitiouskhido Feb 08, 2018 02:20 PM
Benni ha 'baye Skelem' plus he have a backbone.... we need coaches like him who is not afraid or intimidated.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 08, 2018 02:07 PM
Wooow!i want ramaphosa to consider him,if weah make it y not invest in Benni?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 08, 2018 02:04 PM
I saw it was a tactical change and at the end help ur team
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blackmeteor Feb 08, 2018 01:55 PM
I did not watch the game, but it sounds like a fair explanation....he is the coach after all.

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