I have coached for years...I have never once hoped the other team had all their players at full strength. That is the stupidest thing ever.
Why would I want the other team to be at their very best when they play us? That is like saying "I hope the other team doesn't get called for any penalties, I want to compete against them with no help from the refs"
It's one of those things you say publicly but don't really mean....kinda like when all the other women on stage for Miss America clap for the one's who get chosen while they don't, you just know their calling them bitches in their head.