Kaizer Chiefs head coach Molefi Ntseki provided an update on new striker Jassond Gonzalez prior to their first leg MTN8 semi-final showdown against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Molefi Ntseki, the head coach of Kaizer Chiefs, has stated that he will never bench new striker Jassond Gonzalez in their upcoming game against Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 24-year-old completed his loan transfer from Real Santa Cruz earlier this month but is still awaiting the necessary documents to register with Amakhosi.
According to Ntseki, his debut could be postponed until after the upcoming FIFA international break.
“I guess we’re still waiting for the paperwork to be finalized when it comes to Gonzalez playing this week or any other time,” Gonzalez said when asked.
Before the Sundowns match, Gonzalez received an update from Ntseki.
However, if all goes according to plan, I believe he’ll be able to play for us when we return from the national holiday.
Despite being delighted with the recent progress of Pule Mmodi, Tebogo Potsane, Ashley du Preez, and Mduduzi Mdantsane, the former Bafana Bafana coach stated that they are also working on alternatives to be ready for a number of situations throughout the season.
When asked about his attacking options other than the current starters, he responded,
“I always think any team performance is determined by three phases.”
Your front four, the top four, may be doing everything right winning games and scoring goals but there will inevitably be moments when they lose their form.
Who do you have set up to take their position if they lose form and supply you with more than what you’re getting from that player?
There will be times when one of your top four players is injured. How will you prepare for such an event? Or how can you keep a good game going if one of your top four players is sent off?
You must think about those game phases and potential problems because the game will undoubtedly expose them to you.
Chiefs will play Sundowns at the Calabash on Saturday at 15:00.