A disappointed Gavin Hunt admitted that Kaizer Chiefs had lots of work to do to turn their fortunes around after suffering a 2-1 home defeat to Cape Town City at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.
Goals by Tashreeq Morris and Surprise Ralani handed the Citizens an impressive win on the road, with substitute Kearyn Baccus grabbing a consolation strike.
Speaking immediately after the final whistle, Hunt said he felt his side were unlucky not to come away with a draw after a late fightback.
"Disappointed with the result, I thought we deserved a draw," Hunt told SuperSport TV.
"It [an equaliser] didn't come, but we were also on the back foot early in the first half. It's disappointing.
"We've led games during the season and ended up throwing it away, and we should've come away with a draw here tonight, that's for sure.
"The final ball let us down, but they also had chances to be fair, and we also looked a bit heavy-legged, so it wasn't good.," he added.
With his side heading for their worst-ever finish in the PSL era, Hunt admitted that his side needed to show lots of improvement in the final stretch of the season.
"Every game is important from the start of the season right to the end," Hunt added.
"There's no difference, so we've got to regroup now and go again on Sunday."
When questioned about the specific areas of improvement his side needed to make, Hunt answered with both an ambiguous and ominous "lot's of work".
Chiefs next face Sundowns in a highly-anticipated league encounter at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
Kick-off is at 15:00.