Khune Sends Warning To Chiefs Rivals
Itumeleng Khune has sent a warning to Kaizer Chiefs’ rivals that team will catch many teams by surprise this season.
The 34-year-old signed a two-year contract extension with the Glamour Boys and seems very confident going into 2021/22.
The shot stopper insisted he is excited about Stuart Baxter’s return and explained what style of play the fans can expect.
“I think, going into this new season, people will see a different Kaizer Chiefs, and different style of play,” he told reporters.
“And like, he just mentioned that there will be a lot of transition. And then I think, even me, I can attest to that when he started to say transition in his first stint here, we, all of us were confused.
“But there’s a word that he used to ask us as players, and how long does it take for a ball to get from our box into the (opposition) box, and we’ll tell him probably 12 or 13 seconds, and we would always count whenever we were doing our analysis. And it will take us 13 seconds, three touches.
“Like whenever I could go out for a cross, catch it, I would hit it wide. And we’ll get a cross in and goal, that this transition. We used to do that so well.
“If the current squad that we have can learn that quickly, adapt to that. I think we are going to give a lot of teams good competition this year. And we will we’ll catch them by surprise.”
Khune didn’t want to make tangible promises but insisted his team “will deliver” this campaign.
“I don’t think we’ll be doing justice to ourselves for making promises and for the past seasons, we made promises but we hardly delivered,” he added.
“So this season we have a different approach, we have a different mindset. And all I can say is the fans have been patient and we appreciate but we will deliver, surely we will deliver.
“And we don’t want to be promising too much. But all we can say is we’re going to play great football. We are going to play with pride. And we know what we owe to this club.
“And we will deliver this season, that’s how confident we are.”