Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler has hit out at his players for the lack of 'hunger and desire' they have been showing.
The Pretoria side have been battling to string results together in the league and occupy 11th spot on the table after claiming just one win from their last 10 outings.
That victory came last week Wednesday with a 1-0 win away to Maritzburg United, only for SuperSport to follow it up with a 2-0 loss against relegation-threatened AmaZulu on Saturday.
"They got the victory against Maritzburg United, and it was a very important victory, but I knew that [the game against AmaZulu] was going to be even tougher," Tinkler was quoted saying on the IOL website.
"This is a team that is fighting for their lives, and they were going to come out hungry.
"What we faced today is exactly what we faced against Bidvest Wits in the first half. They showed more hunger and desire than us.
"That's the concern I have with the team right now. We need to be showing a lot more hunger and desire."
Next up for the Tshwane club is a home match against Polokwane City at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday evening.
"We don't have much time to prepare for games," Tinkler explained. "But we have to try and bounce back. We don’t have a lot of time to try and fix these individual errors that we are having.
"The best we can do is to talk to the players and make them realise that that they should not be making those errors, as we don't enough time to fix them on the field."