Strategy is committed to relying on young players at Ostho but wants them to work hard to reciprocate the trust.
South Africa’s all-time scorer Benny McCarthy has claimed that his former coaches rejected him before announcing himself to the world because he was too thin and short.
Emma Zulu’s head coach started Bafana Bafana at the age of 19 when he played in the Netherlands 24 years ago. He revealed that the coaches were not ready to trust him because of his physical qualities.
However, the winner of the Champions League with Porto in 2004 made history in the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations when he emerged as the joint top scorer with Egypt’s Hassam Hassan with seven goals. He was also named Player of the Tournament, although South Africa failed to defend the title.
“I’m a living example of someone who gives young players a chance,” McCarthy was quoted as saying. Times.
“I was dying for a chance (when he was young) and a lot of coaches really looked at the past. They were saying he’s too small, too thin, he’s too small, that’s him and he But people didn’t know my situation, you know.
“They didn’t know what I was going through in my life. Just because I’m 16 or 17 doesn’t give anyone the right to judge me, because they don’t know what I’m going through.” I am life
“So, if you give me a chance, maybe I’m better than someone in their 30s, because of my circumstances.
“But for me, I knew that if I was given a chance, I would know what my abilities were and what I could do. I was given this opportunity because one person believed in me.”
McCarthy added that the last time he had the opportunity, he encouraged young players to trust his administration in Osoto. However, he maintains that players must show the opportunities they trust and why they deserve them.
“Now I have the opportunity to have the fate and future of many players in my hands. Why not give them a chance. Now if I see a player, regardless of age, if I see what he does in training. I give it a chance, “continued the former Orlando Pirates striker.
“I throw it. At the end of the day, it’s yes or no. It’s easy. In life, you’ll know. If you give young players a chance, it comes with responsibility. And if he fails, it may be because he wasn’t ready, but I can’t tell because I don’t live inside this young player’s body.
“He’s the one who determines how badly he wants it, so I give players opportunities and they show me if they deserve it. I give it to them because that’s how we learn.”
“It’s good if it’s a success, not just because I benefit. The player benefits because he will be able to take care of his family and build a career.”
“It’s not because you’re young and now I have to give you a chance. You have to show me that you want him as a senior player. A chance. But they also have to stand up and count.”
In Bafana Bafana, head coach Hugo Bruce hinted that he would also form a future team with young players, and Ethan Brooks’ choice has already begun to impress.