Kaizer Chiefs might have got their DStv Premiership campaign off to a bad start, but head coach Gavin Hunt remains satisfied with how his players are acclimatising to his style of play.
‘The Glamour Boys’ endured a frustrating start to the 2021/21 season as they were lingering around the relegation zone before going unbeaten in five matches.
And despite the unfavourable result at FNB Stadium on Tuesday evening – the 1-1 draw against Baroka – Chiefs remained seventh on the standings with four wins, six draws and four defeats after 14 matches.
As they approach the halfway mark in the season, Hunt believes ‘Amakhosi’ should be amongst the leading pack above 25 points at this stage. However, he says he was pleased with Chiefs progress in the Caf Champions League.
“Look, there’s been some highs and I think there’s been a few more lows than highs, obviously results-wise, but we’ve made some unbelievable mistakes in the first round, you know, individual mistakes, which I haven’t seen in my time,” said Hunt.
“We need to eradicate those mistakes, but you know we qualified for the group stage (Champions League), we did very well in the qualifying games, and sometimes that takes a lot off the league, but I mean the league has been poor, it hasn’t been good. We certainly need to be above 25 points, which we haven’t got yet.”
Chiefs, who are coming back from a purple patch, where they enjoyed three wins and two draws in five matches will now turn their attention to Saturday’s Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates at Orlando Stadium.
“So, there’s no doubt the signs are better in my eyes, but we need game toughness, we don’t have that.
“We need more game toughness and that I can only push and pull and do whatever as best we can, and you know that takes a bit of time,” concluded Hunt.
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By FARPost Reporter
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