Solinas motivated by Chiefs crises


Chiefs started off badly under the tutelage of the Italian tactician, who arrived only two weeks prior to the start of the 2018/19 season as he replaced Steve Komphela.

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The club managed just one victory in their opening eight games in all competitions, while a leaky defence conceded a hefty 10 goals.

However, the club have since produced an impressive turnaround of three wins on the trot, while conceding just one goal since the FIFA international break earlier this month.

Solinas has since explained that their difficulties motivated him to find solutions, as they then looked back at fixing the problems from not only this season but also the previous three under Komphela.

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“When you are in a difficult moment, this is when you take out good ideas, because victory makes the coach become lazy, but crisis motivates you to make good decisions in your analysis,” said Solinas.

“I am not happy with our start, it’s not the level that Kaizer Chiefs should start the league, but we worked hard during the FIFA break. 

“We analysed not only this season, but also the last three seasons – all the goals we conceded in the last three seasons.

“From this we started our job, working on the fundamentals and basics, which is a difficult job because you focus on the defensive fundamentals, but I am happy because the cooperation from the players is unbelievable. 

“They want to learn, they want to improve. Our defensive job now is much better because we defend as a team.”

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