Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt admits he was surprised to see goalkeeper Ricardo Goss walk away with the man-of-the-match award against Orlando Pirates.
The Clever Boys played out to their second consecutive stalemate in the Absa Premiership following their goalless draw with the Buccaneers over the weekend.
The draw has Hunt’s men occupying fifth place in the league standings with 40 points after 23 matches played so far this season.
‘First of all, how does Ricardo Goss win man of the match? It baffles my mind. I thought we should have won comfortably tonight again. Ja, one chance where he made the save but I don’t think he did anything else after that. So, ja, it’s disappointing,’ Hunt told SuperSport TV after the game.
‘I’ve said this the same thing the whole week, more than ever tonight we should have won comfortably. We had more than enough chances. We dominated but the longer the game goes, they are going to get a chance and he makes a save, but it’s not man-of-the-match stuff.
‘We had players tonight who were magnificent, Cole Alexander again, five-star performance in midfield. Keegan Ritchie, who has not played for ages, I played him in midfield, magnificent. Deon Hotto should have had a hat-trick, Haashim Domingo should have had a hat-trick with the chances they missed.
‘So, ja, it goes like that, where we are three games, no one has played Chiefs, Sundowns [and Pirates] in seven days, so fantastic. Two days, go again. A few more players, we’ll see where we are. Great performance, I can’t fault them, they’ve given me everything this week,’ he continued.
‘I hate the word luck, you make your own [luck]. You gotta be scoring the chances you create at this level, we didn’t. We’ll go again and try to create more. We still have seven more games to go, every two days. We knew, when we trained, we planned for it. We’ve played 11 vs 11 every two days to try and get us into the swing of things for the last couple of weeks.
‘With everything that has gone on, what they [the players] are giving me every day, they are an honest bunch and that’s all you can ask from footballers but it wasn’t to be again tonight,’ Hunt concluded.
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