Hunt: You can't play football like that


Coach Gavin Hunt has bemoaned that Kaizer Chiefs cannot be playing football in the manner they have been in certain matches this season.

Chiefs are currently on a five-match unbeaten run after a turbulent start to the season that saw them slip into the relegation zone on the DStv Premiership table.

After three wins on the trot, Amakhosi have seemingly slipped off once again with two draws against Stellenbosch and Baroka – two performances that could very well have gone pear-shaped.

Having managed only one come-from-behind win against Maritzburg in the MTN8 quarter-final thus far, Hunt admitted that certain elementary mistakes being made are simply unforgivable at professional level.

"I think it works the other way as well. We've also done it since I've been here, we get a goal and then just drop and sit off, and you can't play football like that," bemoaned the 56-year-old.

"There's certain moments in games that you need to do certain things and I'm trying to imprint that, like a dead-ball travelling 70 metres in the air and the centre-backs are not heading the ball – that can't happen at this level, and that's what happened [on Tuesday].

"So, those are the things we need to get better at, more football intelligence type of things, and that's just an ongoing process, coaching players on those types of things – how to take throw-ins... where, how, what. People underestimate those types of things.

"Those are things we've got to do better, so that always leads to [problems]. The [Baroka] goal came from a static ball, a 70-metre ball, and that shouldn't happen."

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