Kaizer Chiefs news: Giovanni Solinas defends lacklustre performances in recent fixtures
Posted: 8 November 2018 Time: 08:03
Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas has stressed that sometimes the team needs to grind out results as they have done in the last two games.
Chiefs have seemingly forgone their attractive brand of attacking football in recent fixtures as they scraped towards 1-0 victories over SuperSport United and Black Leopards.
Amakhosi supporters have had to settle for just three goals in the team's last five outings, with the quality of football often scrappy and results not quite as expected.
On Tuesday evening, in front of an already frustrated crowd due to the cold weather conditions, Solinas's charges were made to grind out the result as they survived numerous scares from Lidoda Duvha.
However, the Italian explained that while the goal is always to play beautiful football, sometimes what is more important is to get a result.
"I like to play well and win the game - this is always my target. I want to play beautiful football and get a result, but the reality is that sometimes it's not easy," said Solinas.
"Sometimes you don't play well but it's very important that you get the result, and this is the moment where Kaizer Chiefs need the result to gain confidence."
Chiefs have certainly been a side short on morale since their 2-0 victory over AmaZulu back in September, while the Soweto Derby defeat would have further taken the wind out of their sails.
"When it's possible, we'll play beautiful football that the fans can also enjoy and we'll also get the result – this is the best," he emphasised.
"But, sometimes it's not possible [to get both]. It's not possible to play champagne football every game, you know?
"Sometimes you don't play well and this is the moment you need to fight to get the result. But my target is always to try to play beautiful football, but the reality is that sometimes it's not easy.
"When it's not possible to play well, please, we need to get the result because three points is three points."
Their first three points in four games on Wednesday evening saw Chiefs climb to fourth place with 17 points, but they continue to trail log leaders Orlando Pirates by five points.