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Hunt not worried by Downs

2010-10-07 09:34

Johannesburg - SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt says he is not worried about Mamelodi Sundowns' blistering early form in the PSL.

The Brazilians are currently leading the standings with 12 points after a four-game winning streak, which includes a 2-1 victory over the defending champions.

However, the PSL coach of the year is not concerned by Matsatsantsa's blip as he eyes 58 points - a target he believes will result in a record fourth championship.

"Every team is going to have bad times as well just like us," Hunt told this website.

"We have to be worried about ourselves, if we can make 58 points then we will be fine.

"Every team will lose games and it is better we lose now and finish well, because every year we finished badly, may be we will finish well this season."

The former Black Leopards and Moroka Swallows coach, who just returned from Brazil after spending a week with SC International, warned people not to write his side off.

"We are looking that far ahead unlike Sundowns who are talking about winning the league after four games; can you win the league after four games? Let's see how they will be after 23 games is still long way to go," he added.

Meanwhile, Hunt also believes that the PSL can learn a lot from the Brazilian league.

"The players play up to three games a week, which is the opposite in our league," explained the coach.

"There is the Brazilian league, State league, under-20 league and the under-23 league. It's just football and more football. Here we just don't play enough football.

"Cup football is too disruptive in our country it's like we will re-start the league all over again in our next games."

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Comments
  • The Voice of Reason - 2010-10-07 09:47

    I agree with Hunt that the league is to 'stop-start'. We should have the teams playing at least each week, with international weeks being the exception. Also, there is no need for a December break, this is SA, and it's summer time, there is no snow like in European countries. The PSL's idea to reduce the league from 18 to 16 teams has just broken up the league's flow.

  • Jean Seraphin - 2010-10-07 11:48

    I think Hunt is right, when saying that '' cup football is too disruptive. I'm a sky is the limit supporter, our last league game was on the 22nd sept and, the next one will be on the 16 of oct, which will be three weeks of not playing competitive football. When the league is on motion, there shouldn't be too many stops. When the mood is set up, there must not be any disruption, that does not help players playing with consistancy.

  • Japie Arries - 2010-10-07 14:12

    Good !!!! That's Brazil 4u there is a black market for young Brazilian players as young as 7 years old. Here football is mainly focused on in the cities. These PSL teams should go to the rural areas and scout for players. KC just closed their Development program I mean WTF. Surely if Ruben Cloete performance like that for Pirates surely there is dozens of other quality players where he comes from in Upington. PSL teams relax and dont invest money to go and look for these players.

  • TRUTH - 2010-10-08 08:18

    HUNT YOU NED TO GROUW UP ALL YOU THINK AND TALK ABOUT IS SUNDOWMNS ,SUNDOWNS IS NOT THE ONLY TEAM IN THE PSL THAT WANT TO WIN THE LEAGUE( WA E TSHABA SUNDOWNS MORENA)

  • Charles Maluleke - 2010-10-12 09:41

    Hunt, please stop talking about Sundowns saying this and that because deep down you know that Sundowns is the real deal and is also going to win the league this season

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