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Giovanni Solinas feeds off Kaizer Chiefs pressure

Posted: 7 August 2018 Time: 13:20

Kaizer Chiefs newcomer Giovanni Solinas says he is highly motivated by the pressure of coaching the Soweto giants.

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Solinas started his reign at Naturena with a 1-1 draw against champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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The Italian is expected to break an unprecedented three-year trophy drought at Chiefs, which forced Steve Komphela's resignation in April.

"I don't feel under pressure, I am very comfortable," said Solinas.

"Myself, I like pressure. With me in football pressure is normal. You need to accept pressure. You need to manage the pressure and understand the pressure positively. I am comfortable with pressure because it makes me motivated.

"I know we are a big club. We have expectations because the past three seasons there was no trophy. I know fans want to win a trophy. We need time. We are fighting to make our fans happy. We are working hard from morning to night to make our fans happy."

The former Free State Stars tactician is pleased with his players' efforts to date.

"You need time in football to improve, to fix mistakes, to understand the philosophy. But so far I am happy with the reaction from the players at training. It is unbelievable. It is very positive. I want to thank my players for the effort they put in at training sessions."

The Glamour Boys will play their second league game of the season tonight against log leaders Bidvest Wits at FNB Stadium (19h30).

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