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Giovanni Solinas explains Kaizer Chiefs' slow start to the season

12:04 PM EDT 9/26/18
Giovanni Solinas of Kaizer Chiefs and Bobby Motaung, September 2018
The Soweto giants' mentor reckons the break will give him time to fine tune his philosophy

Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas says he is happy with the international break because he will time to work on his team because an instrument for success in football is having more training sessions.

The Amakhosi mentor has also called on his players to remain level-headed despite bagging three consecutive league wins over Cape Town City, Free State Stars and AmaZulu.

“When I have time to prepare the team I am happy. It gives you the time, you can work on the details. When there is no time and you play every two to three days you have to focus on the priority,” Solinas told the media.

“In football, you need time to improve. You need a lot of training sessions to fix the mistakes and improve. We started with a handicap because we didn’t have a pre-season and we had a lot of games in a short space of time without time for training.

"But that is not an excuse. This is reality. The instrument for improvement is training,” said the former Ea Lla Koto mentor.

“We needed time for the players to understand each other’s character and the playing philosophy. Now we need to continue improving because three wins is nothing to Chiefs, it is normal. We need to keep our feet on the ground and stay humble and continue to work hard,” he explained.

"I can’t complain about anyone. Every player gives their best and that makes me optimistic,” concluded Solinas.

Meanwhile, Amakhosi are now on a break and will return to action with a clash away to Highlands Park on Tuesday, October 02 at the Makhulong Stadium.