Benni McCarthy feels that Cape Town City are playing fantastic football now, but are not getting the results. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – Benni McCarthy is not too concerned about Cape Town City’s recent form, and is confident his team can turn things around when they take on Baroka FC in the opening round of the Telkom Knockout Cup at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokowane on Sunday afternoon (3.30pm kickoff).

Despite three successive defeats, McCarthy believes there is a bright, silver lining amidst the gloom.

“Yes, we come off the back of three disappointing defeats, but you know, overall, I’m happy,” said the former Bafana Bafana striker at a press conference in Green Point on Wednesday.

“Look at the stats, look at the performances… During our good run earlier in the season, we were winning, but we weren’t playing our best football. Now, we are playing some fantastic football, but we aren’t getting the results.

“But this is a good squad of professionals, and that is why I’m not too worried. There are no alarm bells. In this squad, we win together and we lose together.

“We just have to get out of the hole we have dug for ourselves, and I’m confident we can do so.”

McCarthy is aware that, in Baroka, they are up against a tough, tricky opponent, but he is not putting any added pressure on the team.

“You have to understand that, in football, sometimes the situation doesn’t allow you to do what you want to – that’s just football.

“But I know that I have the right group of players to go to war with. Just one win, and we’ll get going again.”


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