Benni: I Am Not Surprised Chiefs Sat Back
Benni McCarthy: I Am Not Surprised Kaizer Chiefs Sat Back
Cape Town City head coach, Benni McCarthy, is not surprised that Kaizer Chiefs sat back and defended, saying that it is understandable that Steve Komphela took that approach.
City suffered their first defeat of the 2017/18 campaign at the hands of Amakhosi last night, September 13, who were recognized for playing a more defensive style of play at the Cape Town Stadium.
Besides the two goals from Chiefs, the Mother City-based club suffered an early set-back in the game, after Teko Modise had to be replaced due to injury.
Speaking after the match, McCarthy revealed that Modise would have been his ideal man to penetrate the Amakhosi side who opted to ‘sit back’ in most parts of the game.
“Not surprised I guess, when you are under that much pressure and people are on your case, of course you need to take a different approach and they’ve clearly. They’ve watched us because they had a lot of free time to themselves while we were busy fighting it out so, I think they had enough time to see were things could go in their favour against us,” McCarthy told the media.
“Yeah, losing Teko – you lose the one player who can really unlock that defense of theirs even though they're sitting because, even in those little pockets, that’s where I wanted him to be playing to slot those little balls.”
“But, when you lose him, your whole dynamics change and them sitting back actually works in their favour because now, we have hard working players but we don’t have a real maestro that can find that pass that will kill their defense. So their defense intercepted everything, just our final pass let us down really, and Khune, massive difference in their side, when you have such a goalkeeper, then your life is a bit easier,” he added.