Leonardo Castro questions Giovanni Solinas' tactics in Kaizer Chiefs draw with Bloem Celtic

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Amakhosi have collected just four points from a possible 15, and Castro feels the coach should sometimes help them win games

Leonardo Castro has hit out at Giovanni Solinas' tactics in Kaizer Chiefs' surprise 2-2 draw with Bloemfotein Celtic on Wednesday night.  

Amakhosi squandered a two-goal lead when they looked to be cruising to their first league win of the PSL season.

According to Castro, Solinas should have read the danger after Celtic pulled out back late in the second half.  

“I feel frustrated even now because we were leading the game, so we are supposed to read and close the game, but sometimes this is the coach's role; he needs to help us," Castro told the media. 

"We can’t concede goals like that because those are stupid goals. Even in the last game [2-2 draw against SuperSport United], we conceded [and] made the same mistakes from the same situations,” he said.

Castro feels a defensive-minded player like Wiseman Meyiwa could have been introduced to help Chiefs protect their lead on the day. 

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On the day, Solinas took Khotso Malepe off for Bhongolethu Jayiya, but the move backfired as Chiefs dropped two crucial points in front of their home fans.  

“We were leading the game and I think another midfielder could have been brought on like Wiseman Meyiwa to give someone like Siphelele Ntshangase time to cover for the next game - maybe that could have worked. We need to try something different, especially when we play every two or three days," added Castro. 

The Glamour Boys have been leaking goals in this season, something that's unusual given how tight their defence was last term. 

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