The game had to be decided on penalties after the sides were locked at 1-1 after 120 minutes of football.
“Yeah, football makes grown men cry hey. Listen, I can’t fault the boys today [Saturday] you know. They gave everything. Unfortunately things didn’t go our way,” McCarthy told SuperSport TV after the match.
“We had chances to kill off the game but you know we were playing against an experienced side, they’re going to ride the wave, you know. We could see that they were playing for penalties and yeah the boys ran out of gas I guess.
“We played right into SuperSport’s hands, they had cramps, a player going off injured, we couldn’t capitalise playing with an extra man.
“But you know what I’m super happy for my boys. Unfortunately it was not to be but now we just keep on pushing because we’ve shown that we can compete against the top teams. We gonna continue to do so, better luck next time.”