Hunt: I'm trying to instil the mentality

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Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin says he is trying instil the mentality in to the team after starting his reign with victory in the MTN8.

Chiefs could not handle Maritzburg in the first-half and were lucky to go in to the break trailing by just the single goal from Thabiso Kutumela.

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And the former Bidvest Wits head coach admitted his side were 'all over the show' in the first period.

"I think first half we were still on the bus, we were all over the show," Hunt told SuperSport TV.

"We were pulled apart. I'm trying to instil a couple of things, but it's difficult in a week and a half. And then I made the changes which it was inevitable to do. We changed the shape a bit.

"I thought a guy like Bernard Parker, he was unbelievable today. He was fantastic, playing out of position. But you know, we showed a bit of grit. But I'm trying to instil the mentality in to the team. That's the most important thing.

"First half, certainly not good. No one generally plays well in their first game of the season. We were a little bit rusty here and there. But the things we are trying to implement will take time and hopefully this will give us some momentum going forward and we'll try next week again. We'll get a few players back."

The Amakhosi boss gave youngsters such as Sasman, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Njabulo Blom and Happy Mashiane an opportunity and he said he will continue blooding youngsters.

"I thought the kids did well again. I thought the goal boy (Sasman) - he's a player for me. He can play. Blom came in, changed the game. He's another one, a youngster. Happy - came in on the left. These are the ones for the future. I've got a few more here. I'll keep blooding them and keep playing them. But we can't play them just for the sake of playing them. We've got to play them for the right reasons. It'll take hopefully not too much time," said Hunt.

Scroll through the gallery below to see action from Kaizer Chiefs' win over Maritzburg:

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