Absa Premiership

Nurkovic defends Chiefs' style of play

2020-01-29 12:06
Samir Nurkovic
Samir Nurkovic (Kaizer Chiefs website)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic has hit back at critics who suggest the Soweto giants play an unattractive style of football.

Chiefs have tinkered with their style of play this season, adopting a more direct route-one approach.

Amakhosi have scored majority of their goals via set-pieces and this prompted Polokwane City head coach Clinton Larsen, after his side's draw to Amakhosi, to say that the Glamour Boys were actively looking to win free-kicks and had become one-dimensional in their approach.

But Nurkovic believes that Chiefs have found a winning recipe and should stick to their ways.

Chiefs mentor Ernst Middendorp has often mentioned this season that Chiefs are more interested in points than playing football that is easy on the eye.

"If you are strong and good in something, you have to do that. If you see that nobody can stop it, why not do that in every game?" the Serb striker told KickOff.

"Every game’s approach is up to the technical staff and the coaches who are in charge of that. As players, we don’t know what we’re going to do until they tell us.

"So, we just wait for the technical staff to speak with us and tell us what the game plan is. But every game is different, we can’t do all the same things in every game, we’re coming with different stuff. Once again, if you’re good at something, you do that – why not?"

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