Castro: We need to win the league


Leonardo Castro is not hiding from the fact that there is pressure on Kaizer Chiefs to deliver silverware this season as the club celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

“I think the whole squad they know and realise that we need to win the League and you can see during the games we are fighting,” said Castro.

“If we are losing, we are fighting for getting back into the game and that’s the mentality the whole players got right now.

“This season is special for the club, for South Africa because it is a big brand, 50 years for us means we need to deliver, “added the Colombian striker. 

Chiefs head into their Absa Premiership clash against Maritzburg United on Saturday at FNB Stadium 9 points clear of second-placed Orland Pirates. Kickoff at 18:00.

“We all know about Maritzburg United‚ and that they’ve got quality players and it’s a good team. “It’s been tough for us when we have played against them but we’re working hard on the field to get the results,” admitted Castro who is yet to sign a new contract at Chiefs.

“We all know what happened in the past games against them‚ maybe they scored against us because of our mistakes. “So, we need to be mentally focused in that game and really don’t make stupid mistakes because they’re going to take it (their chances).”

“We got good players to fight for any position so that’s means a lot for us because is a critical phrase now, is 4 months left to finish the league so… everyone is in right shape to be part of the team any time and any game, “said the 30-year-old.

Castro alongside his partner in crime Samir Nurkovic have scored a total of 17 of Chiefs’ 38 league games in only 19 games. Picture courtesy of Kaizer Chiefs. 

“For me it’s easy to play with Samir because we can hold the ball for the team, and we can make them play as well. “When there’s pressure they can find us there at the top, “said the Colombian striker.

“Either it’s Samir or me but we can play together, and we know that if one is going wide the other needs to be in the box to finish the action. So, it’s been good‚ we understand each other on the field, “concluded Castro.

By FARPost Reporter 

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