Gavin Hunt cut a dejected figure in his post match interview with a handful of journalists following Friday night’s loss (yes another one!) to Free State Stars to begin the new year and the second half of the season on a sour note.
What’s he to do now to lift the Clever Boys, the PSL champions, from the bottom of the table?
“What do you expect? You’ve got to keep going - that’s football,” said Hunt. The losing streak, the missed chances, and being in last place is becoming a bit of a thing.
“We need to get a win,” the coach added.
“I mean, we have played four games in a row here (home ground) and haven’t scored a goal. And every game we should have won by plenty. You can talk all day, but you’ve got to score.
“And they (Stars) scored an absolutely freakish goal. That’s football. We would have won this game 5-1 last season. And this is not a mental thing because they couldn’t even get into our half.”
Who is going to score the goals for Wits?
“Anybody,” said Hunt, who added that his goal scorers have had a stinker in this campaign.
“The problem is Daine Klate hasn’t scored one goal this season and he normally gets eight a season.
“Tyson (captain Thulani Hlatshwayo) hasn’t scored one and he gets four or five a season. Buhle (Mkhwanazi) is four or five a season, but hasn’t scored. (Elias) Pelembe hasn’t scored one goal.
“These are people who score goals for us and have been doing so for the last 10 years in the league.
“That’s got to tell you something. Then in other areas, we haven’t had goals from anybody.
“Daine is a bit older now. The game doesn’t stand still and neither does time. He had two chances in the first half, one was an open goal and he could have headed it in, but he controlled it with his chest.
“Those are the type of chances he has been scoring all his life, but isn’t this season.”
Can things change?
“You have got to be brave enough to try and win - the fear of not winning has got to be bigger than the fear of losing.
“Most of the teams we have played are like that, they don’t want to lose but they win the games. Be that as it may, you have to give them credit,” said Hunt, who now has to prepare for SuperSport United on Wednesday.
“We can’t bugger around now because the games are coming in thick and fast.”