Gavin Hunt admits Bidvest Wits embarrassment


The current champions are rooted to the bottom of the log with just 11 points from 14 games, following their seventh defeat of the season to Platinum Stars on Saturday night.

Virtually halfway through the campaign, relegation seems a real threat for The Clever Boys, but Hunt stresses that the squad as a whole must take responsibility of their situation.

“It’s a disappointment being so far [down the table]. The chances we miss is crazy, isn’t it? They [Platinum Stars] didn’t have one chance tonight, not one – I’m talking from open play,” said Hunt.

“Last week, they [Polokwane City] had one chance and scored. The week before, we had [more chances] …  So, it’s been like that. It’s unbelievable, the chances we’re missing.

“When you’re top of the log you’re worried; when you’re bottom of the log you’re worried. So, we’re worried but, I mean, we can’t play with fear,” defends Hunt.

“We’ve got to take heed of the situation, there’s no doubt about it. A lot of us are embarrassed coming from where we were [last season] to where we are now.

The four-time league-winning coach insists that the missed opportunities in front of goal is their only stumbling block, but refuses to blame the strikers or senior players.

“People go on about this and that but, I mean, we’re creating opportunities. From the first game this season, where we lost 1-0 to Cape Town City – the score could’ve been anything,” he added.

“You’ve got to score. I mean, the strikers haven’t scored, but you can’t blame the strikers, you’ve got to blame everybody – centre-backs, wingers, whatever.

“The chances have fallen to a lot of the ‘senior’ players and they haven’t scored, but I think you’ve got to look at the squad … So, there’s been huge, chances but people haven’t scored goals.

“Everybody says, ‘turn around’. Ja, of course, you’re going to say that. To be fair, the fight in the team is good, we’re fighting. We’ve played three games now and the three teams have had two chances against us – in three games.”

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