McCarthy frustration growing at Usuthu


AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy's frustration is growing after they failed to collect maximum points against Maritzburg United on Sunday.

Usuthu are now winless in three matches and on Sunday they were dominant against the Team of Choice and created the most chances, but again failed to kill off the match.

It was a similar story to their defeat to Kaizer Chiefs, and McCarthy was left disappointed after dropping more points as he felt his side deserved more after producing a top performance against German tactician Ernst Middendorp.

"We had a perfect game-plan. The way we played, the way we were structured, organised, the way didn't give them even a glimpse of getting in at goal," said a frustrated McCarthy after the game.

"We restricted them and didn't allow Judas [Moseamedi] and [Thabiso] Kutumela [to be free], they were nowhere in the game because we were so organised, well drilled and we eliminated any threat they could throw at us.

"And yeah, we just gave them a point. We ended up with nothing because yeah everyone says a point is good but this was a big missed chance to get three points, so it's something I won't get over that much.

"But I have to because in a few days' time we go again against SuperSport United and chances are getting harder and harder because teams are gunning for points.

"I'm not happy because we let three points slip and only managed to get one."

With matches coming thick and fast, McCarthy urged his players to be more confident up front and kill games off because they can't keep drawing games they should be winning.

"I think since the Chiefs game, I understand the frustrations that we dominate, play well and create chances but unfortunately just our finishing is letting down a little," he added.

"We're been working on it from the strikers and midfielders but in the game we hit the post and had the most opportunities. I'm really not happy because we are drawing games we should be winning.

"Players have to believe they can score goals, that they can kill the game. They need to be confident to bury those chances."

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