Leonardo Castro says Kaizer Chiefs need to develop the serial ‘winner mentality in order to meet the ‘Amakhosi’ fans’ expectations, come end of the current halted 2019/20 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.
It remains unclear as to when the PSL season will resume but the SA Football Association (SAFA) have proposed the first week of August for the restart and the PSL will hold a Board of Governors meeting on Friday.
“It’s good to be in our happy place again because the pitch is our home. The first week was a bit hard for us because we couldn’t train in groups. We needed to keep a distance from one another,” said Castro.
“Now, however, we are training together and that feels much better. We are training hard to become fit, regain our on-the-ball confidence, and to get into the right mindset for the restart of the league.”
“It will be very important to win our first match because that will keep us competitive. We need to have that winning mentality.
“We are working hard to be ready for the first game. We all know what you expect from us. We want to bring you happiness in these trying times,” added the Colombian striker.
With eight games remaining, Chiefs are top of the log standings with 48 points. Mamelodi Sundowns are not far behind with 44 points and a game in hand.
“I learnt some lessons during this time. For example, it is important to keep a peace of mind and to be strong. The experience has also showed us that we all need to help each other. And this is something that shouldn’t be the case in times of crisis only – it should always happen,” concluded Castro.
By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi