Supersport United coach, Gavin Hunt, believes Mamelodi Sundowns should be judged on Caf Champions League not the PSL considering the investments the team has made.
Sundowns are currently 14 points ahead of second placed Richards Bay after beating Supersport United 1-0 and most PSL coaches have already declared the title race over.
“Sundowns shouldn’t be judged on the PSL, they should be judged on Caf Champions League,” said Hunt after the game.
“They should be in the [Caf Champions League] semi-final and final every year. The gap is much bigger than anybody in the PSL, that is how the game has gone unfortunately. But it is what it is.
Sundowns is a good team, good coaches, they have gone to another level, fantastic – you have to commend them for that.
For us, we have to be judged with what we have. We had players out there – I don’t want to tell you how much they earn. Their kitman earns more than us.”
Superpsort United collected two points from the first four matches of the season and are now on position two on the log table. Hunt believes that his team has done well considering they didn’t buy players this season.
“You can only judge your team based on the ability of players you have. Judge us with what we have.
When I started [coaching] years ago, teams were much closer until Sundowns bought all our players back in my time; then we were decimated. And it happened again, they got our top players. It happens.
But that is how we survive; we have to work on budgets and things like that. You have to be realistic, with what you got and where you want to finish.
There’s a big fight for second and third. Then you have to take consideration budgets – who is spending more than you. We haven’t spent R1 this year, I haven’t bought one player – I think we are punching OK.
We came here and we were better than them. Ja, they keep the ball, blah, blah, blah – but we had our chances. Let us not judge based on where will finish but based on what we got.”
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