We’re not playing bad; we’re doing well – Solomons on Chiefs form

Despite a poor run of form and slipping out of the top eight, Kaizer Chiefs defender Dillan Solomons still believes that Amakhosi are doing well.

According to Solomons, the Soweto giants’ struggles are due to a lack of goals.

Amakhosi are currently on a disappointing downward trajectory as they find themselves occupying the 10th spot in the DStv Premiership log standings.

Chiefs’ problems this season have evidently been in front of goal, despite the public’s wide range of opinions regarding their off the field difficulties.

In the last four league games, the Glamour Boys have failed to register a goal – losing three matches and drawing one.

They last found the back of the net in the Soweto derby against the Orlando Pirates early in March.

Goal drought

Speaking to the media on Thursday morning at the Kaizer Chiefs Village in Naturena, Solomons stated that each member of the dressing room has a different perspective on the club’s state of affairs.

His opinion is that while they are doing well, they still need to get better in front of goals and convert their chances.

“We are not really playing bad at all; we are actually doing well, in my opinion,” Solomons responded to a question from Sunday World.

“The problem is just that we are not scoring goals and taking our chances in the final third. And that is on everyone, not just the strikers; everyone is responsible for contributing goals.

“For example, it comes down to me putting in those good balls and crosses for our strikers to score, and our midfielders creating more chances for our strikers.

“We could score from set-pieces, but it is just not happening. So, it is everyone’s responsibility; that is the only thing that we should work on, getting those goals.”

Fans’ support acknowledged

Ahead of their clash against SuperSport United on Saturday, the speedy right-back acknowledged the support from the Amakhosi faithful fans and urged them to continue to rally behind the team in the remaining six league games.

“The message to the fans is to keep on supporting us because we know we haven’t fulfilled their expectations, but we are trying our best to put our best performance out there.

“Hopefully, this weekend against SuperSport, we will be able to put a smile on their faces by getting maximum points,” he said.

Amakhosi and Matsatsantsa will lock horns at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. The match kicks off at 5.30pm.

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