McCarthy Slams Cape Town City Defence
Benni McCarthy slams Cape Town City defence after Absa Premiership loss to Bidvest Wits
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy did not disguise his displeasure at the performance of one of his defenders following Saturday's 2-1 loss to Bidvest Wits.
The Citizens were in search of a fifth successive win over The Students this season but instead left Athlone Stadium empty handed as goals in each half from Lehlohonolo Majoro rendered Craig Martin's temporary equaliser as only a consolation.
Both goals came via defensive lapses from the usually tidy Taariq Fielies, with McCarthy holding back no punches in his assessment of the defender's performance, although the coach felt the better side lost on the day, but that they only have themselves to blame.
"It's tough when you're on the losing side in a game like this but I think it was an exciting game, it was entertaining, it had everything," he told the media after the match.
"I think, for us, our lapse of concentration at crucial times really cost us because it wasn't like they [Wits] played to deserve the goals that they scored.
"They opened us up and they created chances [but] it was just our lapse of concentration [that let Wits in]."
McCarthy continued: "Bad defending at times, two mistakes from [Taariq] Fielies, who usually is ever-so-reliable, and today it was just a bad day at the office for him and he really disappointed his team-mates.
"Otherwise, I think we were in control of the game and we had the better of our opponents."