'This game is about results'
Posted: 15 August 2018 Time: 08:42 pm
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt says he is not bothered if people criticise his side's style of football.
Wits maintained their perfect start to the campaign with a 1-0 win over the Soweto giants thanks to an own goal from Gladwin Shitolo.
Hunt says his direct approach works for his team and it doesn’t matter what people may think as it gets the results.
“Let them [Pirates] have the ball, they will play the whole day you know and we just have to look after the long ball. The big long ball into the box the whole day, which we did,” Hunt told SuperSport TV
“Once we started pressing them then they had problems. I said to players drop back, it’s totally the opposite of what want to play. I mean what’s the game all about? The game is about results isn’t it?
“So you know you can talk all day and say what you want, at the end of the day we had two great chances in the first half we should’ve scored and they had their chances they should have scored.
“Ball possession must be 80% / 20%. What counts?”
The Clever Boys coach also had special praise for 23-year-old forward Haashim Domingo, who recently joined Wits from Portuguese B side Vitoria Guimaraes.
“We’re little bit short in areas, [Granwald] Scott is out long-term, [Daylon] Claasen is out. For me Haashim is a hidden gem. How he hasn’t played for Bafana is a disgrace. That’s what happens, players like that get lost. He’s a fantastic footballer. He was brilliant for us. He can only get better and better,” he added.