Kaizer Chiefs captain Willard Katsande has reflected on coach Ernst Middendorp’s changes to the team as well as his spell on the sidelines.
Middendorp’s return to Naturena in December saw several changes to the team, both in terms of approach as well as personnel.
At first, the changes seemed to have a good impact in terms of the performance and results of the team, but that has not quite stuck in recent times.
One of the major changes saw Katsande, who has been an ever-present at Chiefs over the last eight seasons, sit out a couple of games, including a rare spot on the bench in the last Soweto Derby back in February.
However, the Zimbabwean midfield bulldozer assured there was no animosity from his side as he remained professional and humble, and most importantly continued having a positive attitude.
“Professionals never get angry. What I always do is keep working hard because, when I came to this team, I never came in and just started playing,” said Katsande.
“I once also sat on the side-lines, so I think it goes down to how you approach it. Like I said, a professional never gets angry but always adjusts to any conditions.
“I’m a big dog, I always take everything in a positive way, and where there’s a negative, I always turn it to a positive way, so I’m always working harder, pushing myself and staying humble.
“You don’t need to complain that you’re not playing; you don’t need to sulk, because there was a time when I was playing and someone else was not, so who am I?
“I just need to keep working hard. All we want is to pull in the same direction, so the team can win silverware.”