Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt says the squad is 'miles away' from what he expects from them in an honest assessment of their start to the 2020/21 season.
Hunt has overseen two official matches since his succeeding Ernst Middendorp in the hotseat, with a comeback 2-1 win over Maritzburg United in the MTN8 and the 3-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in their DStv Premiership opener.
And the four-time league winners who admitted there were 'no excuses' for the Masandawana defeat, suggests that he's expecting a major improvement from the Amakhosi stars in the coming weeks.
"We are miles away [from the mentality to compete at the highest level], you can play badly, you know but that side of the game there is no excuse," he said.
"We are very far away from what I expect from a football team, what I know this team needs, but this is the personnel and we need to change it, that is for sure."
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On the frustration of not being able to add to the squad in the current transfer window, Hunt reiterated that his squad needs to dig deep to compensate for their inability to improve the squad.
"It's been well documented so I don't really want to go there, we all know what the situation is [about the transfer ban]," he explained.
"It's very difficult, it is what it is and I have to do the best we can with what we got and be brave, come back again and show mentality and battle hardness that we need, there's no excuses for that."