Daniel Cardoso backs Steve Komphela's new formation at Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 21 November 2016 Time: 21:07
Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso has thrown his weight behind his side’s new formation, which has been the cause of much debate in recent days.
Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela has brought in a new system, which has seen the team line-up in a 3-5-2 formation, in order to accommodate their underachieving strike force.
The system has subsequently seen Cardoso enjoy more playing time since his arrival in May last year, and the former Free State Stars centre-back is fully behind it.
“The players still have to get used to the system,” he said on Monday morning. “The 3-5-2 is something that’s quite catchy, you know.
“We’ve just started it now and, unfortunately, we’ve conceded four goals, but it’s also [due to] a lapse of concentration – silly goals – and it’s something we can fix.”
The 28-year-old feels it’s only a matter of adjusting to the formation in match situations, and uses Premier League table toppers Chelsea in reference to how it could work for the Glamour Boys.
“I think it’s a great formation. Look at Chelsea, they’re playing it and they’re playing brilliant football,” he added.
“They’re playing three at the back, five in the middle and two up front, so I think it’s just something that we’ve got to work on.
“We’ll probably come out tops with it. It’s just that we need more practice time, we’ve playing games [in patches] so I think, once we get the formation right, we’ll do well.”
Chiefs’ next test will come on Wednesday evening, when they host third-placed SuperSport United in an Absa Premiership clash at the FNB Stadium. Kick-off is set for 19h30.
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