Absa Premiership

Hunt: Finishing has been 'our Achilles'

2019-02-25 10:55
Gavin Hunt and Pitso Mosimane
Gavin Hunt and Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt felt his side deserved to walk away from their clash against Sundowns with all three points, but admitted they weren't good enough in front of goal.

Sundowns drew first blood at Bidvest Stadium through Phakamani Mahlambi's seventh-minute effort, before Gift Motupa fired home on the half-hour to restore parity.

However, despite seeing Downs reduced to 10 men in the 37th minute, the hosts were unable to make their numerical advantage count.

When asked for his thoughts on the result, Hunt told SuperSport TV: "No it was not enough (a draw), I think we deserved to win the game in my honest opinion and we did all the pushing and obviously we lacked the quality in the final third.

"The final touch, final pass and we had all the chances to win the game.

"So I am very disappointed we didn't win the match and obviously they are experienced and they know their way of delaying the game and I must give credit for that."

He continued: "But I mean we have to be better in the final third, it's been our Achilles for the rest of the season.

"Yeah we created overload in areas, but it was very difficult because they sat deep and we couldn't penetrate them.

"Both our full backs had about 20 crosses and when a team sits there, obviously they didn't come to get a result and it's very difficult - we had to break them down and we didn't, and that's pretty much the bottom line."

 

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