Dillan Solomons Remain Positive That Kaizer Chiefs Can Turn Things Around With the SuperSport United Clash and Finish the Season Strong

Kaizer Chiefs’ Dillan Solomons remain optimistic that a win against SuperSport United can change the negative opinions about Kaizer Chiefs and assist them to end the season on a high note despite being left with only six games before the season come to an ends.

Amakhosi have had a lacklustre season which has seen them accumulate only 30 points in 24 games with just eight wins, six draws and ten defeats.  

Speaking before their clash against SuperSport United this coming Saturday, the former Moroka Swallows Defender explained that they are fully aware of their unpleasant situation but are still confidence that they can turn the tide with their upcoming match.

“Yeah, look, it’s been tough. We know, everybody knows it’s been tough for us, but yeah, we’re looking forward to the game. We know what type of opponents SuperSport is, and yeah, we’ve been preparing well, so hopefully we can come out there and score some goals.

We’re not playing that bad. We’re not playing bad at all. We’re actually doing well, in my opinion. It’s just that we’re not taking our chances in the final third. And that comes with everyone. It’s not just our strikers. Everyone comes from me putting in a good ball for our strikers to score. It comes from our midfielders creating more chances for our strikers.

It’s not just our strikers that are not scoring. We could score from set pieces. We would love to score more goals. Unfortunately, it’s not happening for us at the moment. But we can’t just put everything on our strikers at the moment, because the set pieces, these different types of moments in the game, where certain players can also score.

Solomons also touched on the atmosphere in the team’s dressing room following multiple reports of tensions mounting after the club’s recent 1-0 humiliation at the hands of relegation-threatened Richards Bay FC on Sunday as well as everyone’s view of the current turbulent situation that they are currently on.

He said: “It’s still positive, you know, I feel it’s still positive, you know, we obviously players have opinions and that’s okay, you know, everybody has different opinions on the day and yeah, we’re still working on trying to get everything positive and just trying to get more wins.

Yeah, everybody has opinions and whether you don’t have an opinion or someone else has an opinion, you have to be able to take opinions, you know? You have to be able to take what the senior players are giving you, you know? And that’s what football is about, you know?

If you have something to say, you have to say it. We can’t be keeping emotions in, you know? And then it’s bubbling up, we’re there for you. So, yeah, we’re just trying to work on solutions at the moment. And hopefully the positive vibes will come out and show on the field on Saturday.

The recent defeat stretched their winless run to five matches made up of four defeats and one goalless draw, they find themselves sitting 10th on the log standings. 

The Glamour boys are facing a daunting task of overcoming United who have also been struggling lately having gone ten matches without a win. This will be followed by a clash against Mamelodi Sundowns who are yet to taste a league defeat in the 2023/2024 season. We look to see if they can collect points and end the league on a high note.

Written by Siphesihle Soni