Absa Premiership

No regrets joining Wits, says Pienaar

2017-09-22 10:55
Steven Pienaar and Gavin Hunt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits midfielder Steven Pienaar says he has no regrets about joining the team and is confident they will soon turn the corner.

The defending league champions have endured a nightmare start to the season and lie second from bottom with only two points from their last five matches.

Having been humbled 3-0 by AmaZulu in midweek, the Clever Boys now face another tough battle when they clash with an in-form Orlando Pirates, a club Pienaar had been linked to before signing for Bidvest Wits, on Saturday.

But the former Bafana Bafana skipper and Everton play-maker still believes he made the right decision in signing for Gavin Hunt’s team.

"Yes definitely, I made the right choice. I made the decision myself. I'm happy where I am. It is just a bad start. We will get out of it. The sun will come out for us. We are creating chances and we are conceding goals through our mistakes," he told The Star.

The 34-year-old believes his side just need a bit of luck, together with hard work, to help them turn their fortunes around.

"At the moment it is not falling for us. We have to keep on working hard. There is no lack of desire at the club. We are working hard every day. When you are unfortunate, you are unfortunate. We don't have luck with us at the moment. We have to come out of the situation as a team."

He does however admit that playing against Pirates will be 'emotional'.
 
"My whole family supports Pirates. It will be an emotional weekend. They've been playing well lately. We have to take it as it comes. It's been difficult. When you lose everyone is down. It is part of the game. We are all in it. At the end of the day we have to keep working hard," he added.

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