AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy has revealed that his team is not focused on which position they want to finish on the log this season, but rather they want to deal with individual games.
The Durban side has certainly improved under McCarthy since December 2020 and they have been tipped as contenders to play in Africa next season, but McCarthy has another thought for his team.
The former Cape Town City coach told FARPost that their focus now is on collecting three points for each and every game they play and they will only look at the log position come end of the season.
“For myself, my coaching staff and the players we don’t buy into where we want to finish, I think for us, we just focus on working everyday in training, bettering ourselves but most importantly we work so that when it comes to every match we are focused, ready and willing to get three points in every game and once we get to the end of the season that’s when we take out the calculators and see how many points we collected and where are on the log,” said McCarthy.
The all-time Bafana Bafana top scorer with 31 goals also revealed that everyone in the team has goals individually and collectively so they look at them come end of the season.
“For us we work on daily basis, we’ve got our own goals as individuals, as a collective and the team just to work everyday to improve ourselves and take every match as it comes,” continued McCarthy.
The Cape Town-born coach emphasized that they will only harbour ambitions of playing in Africa once they know their position on the log when the current season ends. “Playing in Africa means that you have to finish first, second or third, you know for us we work daily just one game at a time and then when the season is finished we see how many points we’ve accumulated and where we are in the league table and then we make a decision from there if we go to Africa or we just missed out or if we go for the Champions League or whatever,” concluded McCarthy.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter