Bidvest Wits coach admits embarrassment at log position

Bidvest Wits coach admits embarrassment at log position
Gavin Hunt

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Dec 18, 2017. 12:30

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has admitted his embarrassment at the club’s position on the Absa Premiership log.

The defending champions will spend the festive-season break rooted to the bottom of the standings after suffering a seventh defeat of the season this past weekend, when they were beaten 1-0 by visitors Platinum Stars.

The Clever Boys surely have too much quality to be relegated, but Hunt has urged his team to take collective responsibility for their plight.

“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 in the wake of the loss to Dikwena.

“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.

“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.”

Wits will return to league action on January 5 next year when they host Free State Stars.

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