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Hunt: A Mountain To Climb

Gavin Hunt admitted that his Wits team had had a mountain to climb, and that over the two legs Platinum Stars were the better team, after he watched his side lose 2-1 in the MTN8 semi-final second-leg.

The Students had come into the game 4-2 down from the first-leg, and knew they had to score goals, but Hunt said his team had over-played the ball in the wide areas, and not used the ball well.

Despite attacking more, Wits failed to create clear cut opportunities, while in the second-half Dikwena took the chances that they created, to win.

"I thought we were good at times. We made all the pressure, we made all the play, it was just our final ball. We got into the wide areas, like they did, but they crossed it, and we don't cross it.

"It's something we going to have to learn at the club, we overplay it all the time, especially in the wide areas, and we lose the impetus to put the ball into the right areas. Look what they did, they put the ball into our box twice and they score twice. Two good balls in there. If we put balls in the box, we'll score, like we did with the goal.

"Over the two legs they were better than us to be fair, but we gave ourselves a mountain to climb with our defending. I'm really struggling in that area, and I've got try do the best I can.

"When the ball went forward to their front player, the ball stuck, but when the ball went forward to our player, it came right back! We couldn't hold the ball, but we overplayed in the wide areas too many times, trying to play nice, nice, nice, and nice football won't win anything, that's for sure.

"It's unfortunate, but we've done a lot better than we have in a long time, getting to this situation, so we just need the right attitude, the right mentality, and we'll get better. I mean, there was only really one team, we pressed, we had the ball, it was just the final pass, we tried to play too quickly, and we overplayed in the wide areas, and you can't play football like that."

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