Kaizer Chiefs Head Coach Gavin Hunt says they are not thinking about the results from past matches when they face Orlando Pirates in the Soweto derby on Sunday.
There’s a lot at stake for both teams in this DStv Premiership clash, with third-placed Pirates hoping to gain ground one leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, while Chiefs, who are 11th, are fighting to get closer to the top eight.
In their three previous meetings this season, Pirates won all of the games, but Hunt says that while the score lines may suggest something different, all of those games could have had different results had they taken their chances.
“What’s gone has gone in the games., so we’re going to try and obviously be positive, and, obviously we want to try and get a positive result out of the game on Sunday,” Hunt said in the pre match presser.
“It’s important for us. I think the score lines looks bad, but if you look at the games, I think we had enough chances in the games, we didn’t take them in all three games this season. And obviously then we conceded, so didn’t give us anything to hold on to, even in the first game. I remember, we should have been 2 nil up in 10 minutes, we missed the two chances, we would’ve had two away goals, didn’t help us, and then obviously we conceded.”
Hunt admits that Pirates have done well this season, and there’s a big gaps between the teams currently, based on the league standings.
“Well, I mean, they’ve invested heavily into the squad, and it’s made them stronger, that’s for sure.”
“But, ja, I mean they’ve got a lot of options in there team. If you look across their squad, a very good squad of players, they’ve done well. And rightly so, so it’ll be a tough, tough game for us. But we understand that we know that. You know, we got to just face it up.”
“Well, if you look at the league, the league tables is how you judge it, don’t you? Obviously there is a lot of points inbetween the two teams. So, they’ve done well so far this season, we obviously haven’t had the best of seasons, but as I said, at the beginning of the answer, they’ve invested heavily, you know.”