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Gavin Hunt: We Are Disappointed!

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt admits he is extremely disappointed with a draw against Mamelodi Sundowns and believes they should have walked away with the three points.

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Despite controlling large portions of their Absa Premiership match against the Brazilians on Sunday, Hunt saw his team trailing after a 56th minute goal from Hlompho Kekana but Keegan Ritchie levelled-up matters ten minutes later to see the game end 1-1.

Speaking after the match Hunt feels his team were the better side on the day and bemoaned their inability to find the right pass in the final third that would lead to goals.

“You don't often come here and be disappointed with a draw, but we are disappointed!” Hunt told SuperSport.

“I think we had two great opportunities in the first half in the first 30 seconds and we should have taken them.

“I thought we had a foot on the game and then we gifted them a goal from real sloppiness, from the left-hand side.

“We then scored a great goal but we still had opportunities to play a final ball which we didn't do.

“I'm proud of the players, to come back from 1-0 down against a  very good side and we have to be proud, but I am disappointed with the draw.”

Hunt was also quick to protect Scottish-born striker Simon Murray who missed a number of decent goal scoring chances.

“You have to look at the weather first when it comes to Murray, he comes from where he comes from (Scotland) and it is very difficult to play in these conditions and he felt it today,” added Hunt.

“He was nowhere near his best. There were so many opportunities. Right at the end he had a three on two situation. We had so many of those today.

“But we have to give the boys credit, at least we came back from a goal down, but we are really disappointed. You could see it in the players' faces.

“But that's a good sign for a good team.

“We don't have the individuals, we have a good team and that is important. 

“Scoring goal is an ongoing problem. If you look at those situations when you get in those areas where you get the three on two, when you get players that pass to the right side.

“That is the difference between top league football and our football, and I think that's the only difference. I think our midfield is as good as any in the world, our shape is good, things have become so much more advanced in South Africa.

“People are upping their games, but in the final third it is absolutely ridiculous that you can't play a pass at the right time or the right weight or the right height. I think that is something lacking in our football, something you have to continuously work on.

“We move on, another point and if you look at the weekend's results, we didn't lose any ground. We kept going in the right direction.”

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