Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Shaun Barlett says the club is not focused on the player market competition.
Bartlett’s comments come on the eve of what should be the most important transfer window in the club’s history. Chiefs have been without a trophy for four seasons and have been heavily criticized for poor player recruitments - unlike Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.
“Whether it’s a match or it’s about signings, we’re not competing with anyone. We’ve got to make sure we do the proper things ourselves,” said Bartlett to Kick Off.
Bartlett went on to emphasize the club’s somewhat heightened commitment to promote youngsters from the academy last season: Happy Mashiane, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, and Njabulo Blom.
Last season's first promoted youngster Mashiane.
“We need to implement what we need to, like bring the youngsters in that’s necessary, and then focus on what we have to do.”
“We fight with ourselves – like, you know that cliché. It’s the person you’re looking at in the mirror, and that for us is important.”
“We’re not competing with any club in this league. We just want to make sure we can do our best and get the results needed,” concluded Bartlett.
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