Coaches want players that listen between the lines and apply the skill knowledge that has been taught. Do not be the player that makes excuses for not getting the job done. We are all limited to what we can do but we are not limited to what we can try.
If you are a good listener try and listen to the meaning coming from the coach and not the words. The effort you put forth will determine whether or not you received the meaning and that could make all the difference in what you can achieve as a player.