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Hunt – I Think It Was Deserved

Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Gavin Hunt says his team fully deserved their 2-1 win over DStv Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.

After trailing by a goal to nil, Chiefs struck twice in two minutes to turn the result on its head, and at the same time end Sundowns undefeated record in the league this season.

Hunt felt his team shouldn’t have been a goal down in the first place, after Gaston Sirino had put Sundowns into the lead, as he felt Chief had missed their better opportunities in the game.

So he was more than pleased with the outcome, and to earn the three points that took Chiefs into the top eight.

“Ja, I thought over the 90 minutes I think it was deserved,” Hunt said in the post match presser.

“I thought in the first half to go one nil down was real unjust. I thought we had the better chances, we didn’t take them which has been the story of our season. And one mistake and it’s a goal.”

“So we came back well, and most important thing, we didn’t lose the game, and we moving, just get a few more points and move up the league, so that was important.”

“But I think it was a good team effort, and we had some really good opportunities in the final third. But that been the story of our season, but we happy with the result.”

Having conceded with an unlucky deflection in their 2-1 loss to Cape Town City last week, fortune was on Chiefs’ side this time as Samir Nurkovic’s cross deflected off Mosa Lebusa for Chiefs’ equaliser. Hunt says that’s football…

“Well, we deserve much more this season. But you know football people don’t worry about that, they look to the P’s, played and points.”

“We’ve had so much bad things happen, but that is football, it’s part of football, and sometimes you’ve got to soldier through that.”

“But we should have scored anyway, if it was a decent cross, it was a cross and somebody could have tapped it, in but all in all is ja, it happens.”

“We know if you watch the game, we shouldn’t have been one nil down at halftime. I mean, Castro missed from, I don’t know where, the penalty spot maybe he was ,so you know, big misses but that’s football.”

A minute after the own goal, Dumisani Zuma raced clear to score the winner for Chiefs.