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Giovanni Solinas unhappy with Kaizer Chiefs' leaky defence

11:25 PM SGT 10/8/18
Giovanni Solinas and Daniel Cardoso Kaizer Chiefs
The Amakhosi boss is worried about his defence as they have let in four goals in their first two PSL matches

Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has promised to shut the back door in his team after conceding four goals in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) so far.

Chiefs drew 1-1 with Mamelodi Sundowns, before losing 3-1 loss to Bidvest Wits this week, and the Italian coach wants to fix their problems at the back.

Speaking to the media as they prepare for their encounter against Free State Stars in the MTN8 Cup quarter-finals, Solinas says they have analysed their loss to the Clever Boys.

“Four goals for a team like this is too much, but it has happened. We need to fix it. We have good defenders and we need to work on it,” said Solians.

“We have to improve because it is not good to concede three goals in one game at Chiefs,” he added.

“We analysed the defeat. We watched the game and we made mistakes because we conceded three goals,” continued the former Stars coach.

“But if we look at it, we had 75% possession but we didn’t convert the possession into chances or goals. We need to play more forward. We need to be around the opponents’ box more,” he added.

Moreover, Solinas insisted on the need to improve their finishing and kill off their games, saying creating chances is not enough for a club of Amakhosi's stature.

“We need to improve our finishing. We create chances but we don't convert. We must learn from the Wits game. If you are intelligent, you use such games to your advantage. Sometimes in football a defeat is good because you learn from it,” he lamented.

“If you are intelligent, you use the defeat to fix the mistakes and improve,” he continued.

“We need more determination in the final third. We practise these things and they do very well but when in the game situation, they lose confidence and determination. Scoring is a difficult job,” concluded the Amakhosi manager.