On Wednesday night, former coach Steve Komphela made his return to the FNB Stadium as he looked to keep up his side’s 100% winning run. But after conceding two goals his charges head would have been expected to drop.
However, Celtic fought valiantly as Menzi Masuku and Ndumiso Mabena cancelled out strikes by Khama Billiat and Khotso Malope as Amakhosi were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.
The result didn’t appear to sit too well with the Chiefs head coach, who looked disappointed and lamented the two points dropped.
“We played very well. We had the game under control. We switched off, lost concentration and we conceded two stupid goals. It’s a pity because we lost two points,” Solinas told SuperSport TV.
Chiefs are yet to win a Premier Soccer League (PSL) game under Solinas, who took over the vacant job after Komphela stepped down towards the end of last season.
“I’m a little bit [disappointed] because we were leading 2-0 and the game in our pocket. We had every situation under control. Celtic did not create any chances. They were not dangerous,” he reflected.
“We lost the mentality. We were soft defensively. We need to improve our defensive job,” he added.
“In football to change the mentality you need time. It’s not possible to change overnight. So, we need the time, the training sessions to fix the mistakes. We work hard,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Chiefs’ focus will now shift back onto the MTN8 semi-finals where they will look to build on their 2-2 away draw to SuperSport United in the first leg.
Chiefs though, currently occupy 13th place in the league after five games and Solinas acknowledged that their current position is a concern.
“We need to focus on the next game, this game is gone. On Saturday, we have a very important game for us,” he said.
“The position in the league is not good for a big club like Kaizer Chiefs. We need to improve because this position is not for Kaizer Chiefs,” he concluded.