Why SA legend McCarthy prefers Grobler over Ndoro

Why SA legend McCarthy prefers Grobler over Ndoro
Benni McCarthy

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Mar 06, 2017. 18:00

Legendary South African striker Benedict 'Benni' McCarthy has revealed his preferred Absa Premiership starting line-up.

McCarthy, 39, included reigning Absa Premiership Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season Khama Billiat of Zimbabwe in his star-studded team.

The former FC Porto centre forward explained that SuperSport United striker Bradley Grobler reminds him a lot about FC Barcelona star Luis Suarez’s work rate.

“My front three would be, Oupa Manyisa in the middle, on the right I would have Percy Tau, on the left I would have Khama Billiat and then my lone striker would be Bradley Grobler,” McCarthy told Soccer Laduma.

“Only because I feel that he (Grobler) has an incredible work ethic, he reminds me a lot about Luis Suarez’ work rate.

"You need a specific striker that can play one against the back four and his work ethic is good, he works hard and can hold up the ball, he makes intelligent runs and he can play," he said.

“I think Ndoro is a goal-scorer, but he is not the best technically, he can hold up the ball but he doesn’t make intelligent passes.

"I could pick Nathan Paulse, Ndoro, Gabuza, there are a lot of good strikers but I feel like Grobler is the guy that I would have to lead the front line. He is quick and pacey,” McCarthy concluded.

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