AmaZulu FC head coach Benni McCarthy believes brilliant coaches excel with what they have, this as he looks ahead to the 2021/22 campaign.
McCarthy joined Usuthu in December 2020 and has been utilizing what the club had already assembled to compete and fight for a spot in the CAF Competitions.
Speaking to the media last week, McCarthy revealed that there's a difference between good and brilliant coaches and some may struggle to do well without making any of their own signings.
"When a coach joins a club, sometimes you have to work with what you have, that's a difference between a good coach and brilliant coach," he explained.
"A good coach brings his players to try to get the best out of himself to win games, but a brilliant coach works with what he has and makes the players do better."
The former Bafana Bafana then went on to share how what works for him and the technical team is reminding players how fortunate they are to play professional football where millions of South Africans still hungry for that opportunity.
"I'm not saying I'm brilliant (laughs) but my answer should tell you, I mean myself and the technical team have a mindset that when you better an individual, the collective becomes better, so for us every day we try to make players understand that every day you can be better."
"You have one opportunity to show yourself because there are millions of South Africans who are dying for this opportunity, we are the fortunate ones to be here and we have to make the best out of it, you have to give your best."
"You play football like you live your life, we come here to make players better and when they become better, the unity and the team we have is the one that benefits because when you have a team of good players, the collective goals become better because you have so many good players now that contribute to the team instead of individuals you depend on."
However, the confident McCarthy admits that as the club will usher to a new challenge next season which includes a high possibility of playing in the CAF champions league, they will add some new faces to the team to make sure they are ready for continental football.
"To us it not about a one-man team, it's all about team effort and we had to work with what we had, now things will change with new challenges because in our last four games I don't see AmaZulu FC losing any."
"So CAF Champions League, we will have new challenges because we will definitely play there, we will bring a new team in, we now have to look at which four or five we can bring in to make the club better, we won't make any big changes, we will just make sure we are ready for CAF."