Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has admitted that some Amakhosi are finding it difficult to adapt to his way of doing things.
Chiefs have been blowing hot and cold under Zwane this season and Zwane, himself a former player, places a high value on man management to assist them in coping with the demands.
“Players are different. Some find it hard to settle in quickly because of the pressure that comes with being a Kaizer Chiefs player,” concedes Zwane.
“I think it is a case of adaptation. It is up to us, at the technical team, to help them adjust and understand the meaning of playing for this Club. Times have changed and the game has evolved. I don’t want to talk about how we used to do things or how things used to be. Players of today deal with pressure differently and we are trying to help them grow both on and off the field.”
Amakhosi have in recent times struggled to put together a run of victories, often finding it difficult to establish continuity in the team.
“When it comes to consistency, I think we have been very unfortunate with injuries this season. Every two or three games we have lost key players to injury or unforeseen circumstances. It forces us to keep reshuffling the pack and, if we have a suspension, it adds to the problem It is a worrying factor and it sometimes looks like we don’t know our best starting XI because we keep changing it. But, from the beginning it has been the story of our season.
“However, we can’t focus on that. We have to concentrate on the positives, which has worked for us. We’ll keep on doing it and we know we will get it right,” commented Zwane.
With some Chiefs fans losing faith in him, Zwane still believes that he has what it takes to improve the club’s fortunes.
“It comes with the pleasure of working for a team like Kaizer Chiefs, where people expect the results week in, week out. It has never been easy, even before me, coaches have found it difficult. That’s why we don’t want to focus on the past; the past is gone. What is it that we can do now? What is important is to improve the team; make it better going forward and change the fortunes of the club and start winning trophies again.”
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