Absa Premiership

Gavin Hunt hits out at critics

2016-11-01 10:10
Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Despite critics damning Wits' playing style, coach Gavin Hunt believes that his side plays effective football.

The Johannesburg outfit find themselves in fine form having bagged the MTN8 Cup against newly crowned CAF Champions League winners, Mamelodi Sundowns.

Wits thrashed the Brazilians 3-0 at the Mbombela Stadium in the final to lift their first major trophy under the tutelage of the former SuperSport United mentor

The Clever Boys are also sitting comfortably in third position in the PSL with 13 points and have two games in hand.

Hunt's charges has been scrutinised for playing boring "long ball" football but the 52-year-old begs to differ.

“That's all I keep hearing," he tells KickOff.

"Our CEO Jose Ferreira says to me, 'don't worry about it, just keep on playing the high ball if that means we keep winning'.

"We don't play that way. We play effective. Of course, you are not going to see Barcelona, but even they play more long balls than most, switching play etc."

"That's what's important. We can mix it up. That's what we need to teach our youth, to play in different way," he adds.

Meanwhile, Wits will hope to keep the pressure on joint log leaders Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs as they welcome Chippa United to Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

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