Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt will take any kind of victory at this stage of the season
Posted: 22 January 2018 Time: 14:59
It’s that time of the season when Absa Premiership coaches are unlikely to care about how they win.
Bidvest Wits dug deep for their 1-0 victory over 10-man Bloemfontein Celtic on Friday night at Milpark, a result which saw the Clever Boys move into 14th place on the standings, just three points ahead of bottom-of-the-table Platinum Stars.
Despite being a man up – after midfielder Mpho Maruping was sent off in the first half for a deliberate hand ball – Wits did not dominate the game and gave Celtic too much room to get forward and create opportunities that should have been converted by the visitors.
Hunt, though, does not care how they win, as long as they keep doing it.
“That was our worst performance this season. We looked heavy, we could not find a pass, but anyway we got a result and that’s the most important thing. We are much better than that and we know that,” the former SuperSport United coach said.
“It’s three points and we don’t care right now. It’s like when you are top of the league and you win 1-0 and nobody cares, you go to the next game. Nobody asks questions.”
Hunt admitted that the many changes he has made to his starting line-up may have played a role in the team’s disappointing results this season. But he has been happy with new additions Edwin Gyimah and Lehlohonolo Majoro, players who joined the club earlier this month.
“Yes and no. The guys that have come in have given us a lift. Maybe at the beginning of the season we should have brought the right ones in. Eddie Gyimah will go in for you and Majoro will chase lost causes,” he said.