Despite his men showing encouraging signs of a better and improved attack precision in the 2-2 thrilling draw against Golden Arrows at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Saturday, coach Gavin Hunt admits he is alarmed by Kaizer Chiefs’ wastefulness in the final third.
Amakhosi failed to be clinical in front of goal – missing an avalanche of glaring chances, something that has got Hunt worried and disappointed even though the Soweto giants finally scored their first two goals in the 2020/21 DStv Premiership season through a Leonardo Castro brace.
“I am very disappointed with the 2-2 draw. I thought we had the game in control, we had so many opportunities, you can see why we haven’t scored in seven games,” said Hunt.
“The chances we missed, really, one on one with the goalkeeper in the first half, it could have been 3 or 4 [goals]. In the second half as well, played some good stuff.
“Castro scored two, I thought he worked hard but he could have had five goals, he missed two, three chances in the first half, I mean good chances, much easier than the ones he scored. I am happy for him, he works hard but he is at an age where he can’t play the whole 90 minutes,” added Hunt.
The Glamour Boys mentor was also left frustrated with his side’s poor defensive performance.
“But then our defending has also been a problem. From where we have been and where we are, I am disappointed but it is a good sign that we are disappointed because we expected more,” he concluded.
Hunt’s men are ninth on the log standings with five points from their opening four league matches and will next tackle Soweto rivals Swallows on Tuesday night at Dobsonville Stadium.
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By FARPost Reporter
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