Gavin Hunt says Bidvest Wits make up for a lack of individual quality by working hard for one another
Posted: 15 February 2017 Time: 21:51
Gavin Hunt saw his Bidvest Wits side go top of the Absa Premiership standings with a win over Orlando Pirates and credited his team's togetherness as the root of their success.
The Clever Boys managed a 2-1 win over the Buccaneers at the Orlando Stadium and Hunt admits he always knew it was going to be a tough game against their wounded adversaries.
"We knew we were going to get a response out of them [after the loss to Sundowns]. A great club like Orlando Pirates doesn't get beat like that last week and come back and not give a fight," he told SuperSport TV after the match.
"They gave a good fight in the first-half. In the second-half they come on a bit more which was expected and we were poor in the second-half but what do you expect us to do? We went a little further back and that wasn't the plan. We just didn't seem to have the legs to get out.
"The weekend [CAF Champions League game against Saint-Louisienne] took a lot out of us with the heat and traveling but anyway it's part of the game and we'll regroup and start again for Saturday's game.
Hunt also took time to pinpoint his sides weaknesses before admitting that their strength is derived from their ability to work well together.
"If you look at our season so far our passing in the final third has really let us down especially in the first-half there were a couple of times Phakamani [Mahlambi] went through and Mhango [as well] and if the final ball [had been better] we could have got on the end of it and had a better result. It's been a problem for us but these things we work on everyday," he said.
"We're trying to get a squad of players together and work hard for each other. That's what we're about, we don't have the individual quality and they know that but we have to work together and in the second-half we dug in and got a result."