Orlando Pirates midfielder Thabang Monare says his coach Josef Zinnbauer is spoilt for choice with his team selection after they came from behind to beat Maritzburg United in the Nedbank Cup.
The Buccaneers booked their spot in the quarter-finals courtesy of second-half goals by Kabelo Dlamini, Deon Hotto and Vincent Pule on Saturday evening.
Monare, who picked up the Man of the Match awared, says their attitude was not right in the first half.
"The mentality and the attitude is the only thing that changed [in the second-half], we understood what was at stake and what needed to be done," Monare told SuperSport after the game.
"We have a lot of talent in the team and we need the right attitude, which we did. Credit to the guys who worked very hard, we played against a side that also worked very hard, so we had to match. We matched in the second-half, we can take on from here and learn."
When asked about Dlamini's impact, he added, "Even in the SuperSport game he came on and made a huge difference, he gives us this options to give to him [the ball] in the windows but I'm at a team [where] we're blessed with midfielders, we're blessed with a lot of talent, it's a like for like," he said.
"The coach is also spoilt for choice, looking at the mentality that we have and the right attitude we have as players, the sky is the limit.
"I think I'm learning, I'm growing, I'm trying to improve myself as a player, there's always a room for improvement, room to help the team and play a major role. I'm learning, there's a couple of mistakes I did today, I learn and grow as a footballer," he added.