Absa Premiership

Castro thriving in combination with Billiat and Nurkovic

2019-11-05 09:02
Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro (Kaizer Chiefs website)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs forward Leonardo Castro is relishing the new strike partnership with Khama Billiat and Samir Nurkovic, saying it's easy to play alongside them.

Amakhosi coach Ernst Middendorp tried out the new combination of attackers two weeks ago, in the Telkom Knockout win over Cape Town City, and has since stuck with it.

Chiefs have scored five goals in three games with the new trio causing the damage up front and Castro is eager to keep developing their partnership on the field.

"The instruction is clear for us to move into the spaces. Obviously, for us as strikers, we need to be calm when we have the ball at our feet and take the right decisions," explained Castro.

"It's the first time for me to play with Samir, and there's a long way to go to get to know each other up front, so we're working on the right things in training.

"With Khama, I know him for long; we know each other, and we can close our eyes and play together, so it's easy to be playing with these two guys because they know to play."

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