Mushin Ertugral has come out to criticize Benni McCarthy’s antics during the Cape Town Derby on Saturday.
McCarthy and the Ajax Cape Town were involved in a heated argument in the last 10 minutes of the game as City led the game 1-0. McCarthy was sent to the stands for failing to obey instructions from the match officials who tried to calm the situation down.
Ertugral says he has respect for Benni but thinks he is immature like a small boy because he wouldn’t give any attention to what Ertugral was saying to him as he wanted to be the only one listened to, which did not sit well with the Urban Warriors returnee.
“I have great respect for him, he is a young boy that has achieve. How many players in South Africa have achieved what he has achieved? There are two things in football that players want to achieve and that is winning the World Cup or Champions league. He has achieved that. After the game and I came out of the tunnel, he wanted to talk to me and I went to him and listened to him. He didn’t want to hear what I had to say.”, explained Ertugral.
“Is he allowed to speak, because he played Champions League, and I am not allowed speak? Does he have more rights than me? What is it? Then he gets out of line and wants to explain something, so I say get back to your line there. You need to be in there. He needs to learn, he is still a baby…next time I will bring lollipops so he can play with it. Benni needs also to learn a little bit. He was a great player but he also needs to learn how to behave a bit on the side, in the technical area. He will take time to learn, but he will.” he added
McCarthy’s sending off was the second time that happened since he became a coach. He is likely to face disciplinary action from the PSL DC for his latest episode.