Wits coach Gavin Hunt: Steven Pienaar and Daylon Claasen aren't alone
Posted: 7 December 2017 Time: 14:30
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt feels Steven Pienaar and Daylon Claasen are not the only new signings battling to adjust to the pace of the PSL.
The midfielders have been in and out the team since their high-profile capture in the off-season following lengthy spells abroad.
“I can't comment about players in the press, they are still fitting in,” said Hunt when asked about the pair's struggles.
“The league is tough, it's a hard-running league and a pacey league, that's the difference.
“Anybody that comes from anywhere is always going to struggle, even [Amr] Gamal he is struggling,” he added of Wits' top scorer this season with five goals.
Meanwhile, Hunt believes the Students had ample chances to win their goalless draw with fellow strugglers Ajax Cape Town at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.
“There were three points tonight wasn’t it? I mean the chances we are missing and the final pass was poor, so it is disappointing,” said Hunt.
“We are not scoring. We've managed to keep a couple of clean sheets in a row but we are not scoring. Against Cape Town City, plenty of chances... penalties... crazy. So we have to keep going and trying to keep believing and take chances.
“You can't miss the chances we are missing, it's crazy. Something has to fall for you. We are playing without a fear trying to score. Goal line tap-in but we can't convert them.”