The Citizen (KZN)

Hunt: We must shake off drubbing

- Katlego Modiba

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt is hoping his team can shake off the heavy defeat to Stellenbos­ch FC in the Nedbank Cup quarterfin­al where they were hammered 4-0.

Matsatsant­sa a Pitori are also without a win in six DStv Premiershi­p matches in 2024. SuperSport will end the season without a trophy as the Nedbank Cup represente­d their only realistic chance of silverware.

United will host Polokwane

City in tomorrow’s league encounter at Lucas Masterpiec­es Moripe Stadium looking to bounce back to winning ways.

“My biggest defeat in 30 years in a cup game so it’s not easy to take, but you have to,” Hunt said.

“Everybody is playing for something. We have a quick turnaround. Is it a good or bad thing? I don’t know, but I’d rather play. We play on Wednesday [tomorrow] and we need to pick ourselves up.

“What we say between now and then, you can talk all day, but it’s not going to help – we need to get things. We have an area where we need to get better.

“You don’t want to dwell on it too much. There are things you normally do after a game. You talk, but we need to get better at certain things which we weren’t. I mean the first goal, the ball bobbled and bounced and they scored so it was a lot that today.

“The scoreline is obviously very bad but we’ve got to also take a lot of things into perspectiv­e.”

The 59-year-old is hoping for a change in fortunes in the league as he targets a second-place finish.

Five draws and one defeat has not helped their cause either.

“I think it’s (second place) very attainable. I think (based) on who we’re playing and where we’re playing, there’s still a big chance and things can turn quickly,” he concluded.

Heading into the game against SuperSport, City have also blown hot and cold with three defeats, a single victory and stalemate in their last five matches.

The last match between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw but the Limpopo side recorded a 4-1 victory over Matsatsant­sa in the Carling Knockout.

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