Register Login Scores

PSL

Solinas: Chiefs Were Fatigued

Following his side's draw with Baroka, Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas claims his side suffered from fatigue

Read: Winless Chiefs Drop Points At Impressive Baroka

Chiefs remain without a win in the Absa Premiership following their 1-1 draw with Baroka at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Soweto giants were involved in the MTN8 over the weekend while Bakgaga were inactive, which the Italians feels played role in the clash.

“In my opinion today Kaizer Chiefs played well. Yes at the end of the game [we were] a little bit fatigued,” Solinas told SuperSport after the match.

“Baroka had an advantage because they did not play on Saturday [weekend] and are fresh.  My players are a little bit fatigued because we play every two days.

“We travel, no time for recovery not time for training but I’m happy because my players played well in my opinion. Yes we can convert some chances but this is the game.”

The Italian explained what he told his players after conceding an own goal in the first stanza.

“Play [with] confidence, play bravely. Don’t rush, continue to play football, continue to play quickly. We don’t have the problem, we played the first half very well,” he said.

Solinas also had time to explain his reasons behind the substitutions on the night.

“We needed fresh players, I changed [Gustavo] Paez because he was not in a good physical condition. The fitness of Paez is not top," he added.

“I changed [Siphiwe Tshabalala] Shabba towards the end because I needed a fresh player on the wing.

“I changed [Leonardo] Castro because he said to me “I’m exhausted  please change me” so I put on [Ryan] Moon,” concluded the Italian.

Messi 33, Ronaldo 28

Breaking: Bucs Striker Cleared Of Rape Charges

Sundowns Starlet Targets Chiefs

194 comments

Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

22 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

133 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Official: Another PSL Coach Loses His Job

41 Jan 25, 2021 01:23 AM in PSL

Transfer Update: Salah

4 Jan 25, 2021 09:05 PM in English Premier League

The Top Goalscorers In Europe This Season So Far

4 Jan 25, 2021 08:03 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Pogba: Rashford & Martial Don't Have Cavani's Quality

11 Jan 22, 2021 08:31 AM in English Premier League

Report: Ronaldo Snubs R110m Sponsorship Deal

4 Jan 26, 2021 01:23 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates