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Josephs Slams Teammates In Emotional Interview

Moeneeb Josephs Has Slammed His Bidvest Wits Teammates

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 11, 2017 12:02 PM
Moeneeb Josephs has slammed some of his Bidvest Wits teammates, saying that their lack of hunger and desire is part of the reason for their shortage of wins this season.
 
 
The Clever Boys haven’t won a game in 90 minutes since beating Polokwane City back in May, with their only victory in the 2017/18 campaign coming as they beat Golden Arrows via a penalty shootout in their first game.
 
Since that game, Wits have lost three of their four matches, and on Sunday were knocked out of the MTN8 by Cape Town City after losing 2-1 at home thanks to an Amr Gamal own goal and Lehlohonolo Majoro winner.
 
The veteran goalkeeper, who recently turned 37, was clearly emotional when speaking to Robert Marawa after the game, saying that – on paper – City shouldn’t have even been close to beating them.
 
He told Marawa, “It is difficult to accept… It’s not about taking opportunities but about how we go about our games. The lack of desire, passion and the hunger to win games. 
 
“We as players of Bidvest seem like we have won enough, having won the league last season and that’s it. Most us were first-time winners of the so that hunger and passion are gone.” 
 
 
Regarding their opponents, he said, “If you look on paper, they cannot match us what we have… But they have the hunger and desire. Missing opportunities, yes, that happens in a game, but it’s about how you get in to box and the desire to get on the end of things.
 
“We are not willing to run harder and work harder and at the end of the day, Cape Town City did that. We don’t deserve to be in the final, we’ve been playing okay football, but okay is not good enough. If you won the league you want to keep on improving, we need to keep on improving. But it’s one thing to work hard and achieve more, but we lack that. That has been our issue so far.”
 
Wits face Golden Arrows on Wednesday as they target their first win of the season.

 


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SikaMrza Joined: 04 Aug 2016
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SikaMrza Sep 11, 2017 11:21 PM
U win some U lose some... don't be so emotional..."football will kill U, real death " lol
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DaBrisco Nation Sep 11, 2017 10:25 PM
The legend has spoken
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Warras4khosi Sep 11, 2017 09:51 PM
We all know that you football bhuda and you ever putting 110% each game tough luck.....kunje kuzozonke intlanga
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Andy@bucs Sep 11, 2017 06:18 PM
That the trueth
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mbotshane Sep 11, 2017 02:39 PM
I have listened to Moeneeb's interview 5 times and if you understand football you will understand his point...I have been asking myself why he has had a long and successful career and now I understand..He is one of honest players a team needs...A typical PSL player plays 6 good games,Buys a GTI golf 7,Appears in the front page of magazine,Gets a nickname from Baba Mthethwa,Rents an expensive flat and boom they think they have achieved.. I salute you MR Joseph for your honesty,it was high time someone tells it like it is...! # 4 the love of football honesty!
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Masters009 Sep 11, 2017 01:42 PM
@fisto vs zebraditor, fluke? Wits won their games member there were no back door wins... They won the league flat n square
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kzorog Sep 11, 2017 01:41 PM
N the age sir...dedelabanye now
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fura da bravo Sep 11, 2017 01:40 PM
Khuluma qiniso Slamkaat Wits is far differ frm last season team at da moment
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Sir Zet Sep 11, 2017 01:37 PM
It's only the beginning Bro. I'm happy the Citizens gave u a hidding
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fisto vs zebraditor Sep 11, 2017 01:27 PM
How come a small underachievers team lack of hunger and desire?I don't believe this wits is useless qha winning league by fluke won't change anything
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Gazankulu26 Sep 11, 2017 01:24 PM
mxm
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Hannes T Buthane Sep 11, 2017 01:20 PM
Maybe Josephs want to be assistant coach
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majenz Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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majenz Sep 11, 2017 01:14 PM
Told y'all wits is just an overrated small team,yes they did won the title.. Just like Leicester city did in England but the fact remains,Small teams would remain small team despite their success
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kzorog Sep 11, 2017 01:07 PM
Mxm old cow
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lucky8 Sep 11, 2017 01:05 PM
Old Age Team
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msanisto Sep 11, 2017 01:03 PM
I agree with Josephs. I have never seen Wits like the one I saw in the second half of the match. I am not a fan of rough play that they usually employ especially when playing against Pirates but their lack of competing surprised me. But, again, it shows the difference between small teams and big teams. In a small team once the players win they can relax. In a big team the pressure is always there even when winning because the supporters may complain about the style of play. With a small team kick and donker is fine as long as it wins you matches. That is why I think Gavin Hunt is very clever. He knows that lwith his style of play life would be extremely difficult for him at a big team. That is why Wits to him is a dream come through
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Floyd13 Sep 11, 2017 12:59 PM
The thing with wits is the team is changed too much hunt should use his old line up its too much pinaar is all over
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Realydoctor10 Sep 11, 2017 12:32 PM
Josephs whats wrong with u when ur defence is not doing good and u're worse when they're covered defence then u're brilliant pull up ur socks man
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setlaboswana Sep 11, 2017 12:26 PM
Yes, he was emotional during post match interview. I don't know how his team mates took it, maybe they will accept it as it was said by a senior player.
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Carder305 Sep 11, 2017 12:09 PM
sorry sir you cannot win anything and those goals passed you, you should have stopped em> second own goal i feel like you should done better, than standing hoping its over the bar

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