McCarthy said if the slump was not arrested heads would roll if there was not a lift in form.
“There are going to have to be changes and it will probably start with me, and rightfully so. Maybe it needs someone else to come and change things around,” he said.
“We’ve got a good squad but we’ve got to find that unity that is missing again. That team spirit that was so good for us last season.”
McCarthy suggested City players were too worried about their slick footballing approach and forgetting the grind that had seen them come out of several sticky situations last season.
He also said they had been much more motivated for last weekend’s Telkom Knockout tie against Kaizer Chiefs — lost on penalties — and did not show the same zip ahead of Friday night’s game.
“It will be tough now motivating players for the next game if you feel there is little concern — they are more worried about themselves than the team,” McCarthy said.
“The coach ends up sounding like a broken record because he says the same thing over and over again.”