JOHANNESBURG - Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt refuses to get carried away with the club’s good run that makes it look like they have turned the corner in what has been a terrible Absa Premiership defence.
Wits finally looked like South Africans champions by thumping SuperSport United 4-1 at Lucas Moripe Stadium. Hunts team have collected 10 points out of 12 in their last four matches.
But Hunt was quick to dismiss talks that the club has weathered the storm.
“No! No! No! We only have 21 points,” Hunt said. “The most important thing was the result, before the performance and the scoreline. That was the most important thing.
“To go down like we did and then come back so strongly was good for us. It showed good character and good fight.
“We weren’t at our best, forget the result. I have seen us play better. The effort, heart and desire was there, and we scored goals which we haven’t done all season.”
While Wits are on an upward spiral, SuperSport are in a slump that has seen them register just two wins in their last 13 matches.
“We created opportunities, took the lead and we looked the better side,” Eric Tinkler said.
“We started the first five minutes of the second half the same. After we conceded the first goal, we looked like we ran out of energy. We were second to the ball.
“We stopped defending on set-pieces. In the first half we defended extremely well. Within the first five to six minutes, I don’t know how many set-pieces they got.
“But that comes from the way they play. We dealt with it. We obviously didn’t deal with it in the second half and we got punished.
“But we looked flat. In the second half we really, really looked flat. We looked we ran out of steam. It’s as simple as that.”