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Hunt – We Left Ourself A Big Mountain To Climb

Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Gavin Hunt says they had a mountain to climb after going down by two goals in their 2-1 loss to Cape Town City in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday.

A victory for Chiefs would have seen them go into the top eight, and still have hopes of finishing in a higher position, but City’s victory means that the gap is growing bigger between the top teams and those outside the top eight.

Chiefs are still within reach of Baroka, who are eighth and two points ahead, but City moved eight points ahead of Chiefs with yesterday’s win.

While Chiefs were a lot better in the second half, Hunt said it was unfortunate to concede a deflected goal early in the second 45, and it made their job a lot harder to get back into the game.

“Ja, I mean, I’d love to score one of those, we haven’t scored, I think one of those,” Hunt said alluding to the deflected goal.

“So that was a bit unfortunate. And the we missed two real big misses that I thought we should have score, I mean, right under the crossbar, we should have scored there twice and didn’t get them, so maybe we left ourself a big mountain to climb.”

Hunt was disappointed to find himself on the back foot early on in the game, and says the team needs to start games better.

“Hugely frustrating. I know what needs to be done. But we were still half asleep by the looks of things. And for me, I got to get that right. But I mean, you know, we need to be better at the start of games, that’s for sure.”

Hunt admits it’s been a difficult season with Covid-19, the transfer ban, and says he knows what needs to be done in the future, but right now they need to focus on just finishing the season well.

“The bottom line is it’s not what i think, it’s what the club thinks. I know what’s needed and what’s not needed. But right now, it doesn’t really matter what I think. Ja, it’s the situation, it’s a very tough situation, but we got to look forward now and just try and finish well.”