Bartlett describes a Chiefs type of player
Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Shaun Bartlett has described the type of footballer that deserves to wear the Amakhosi jersey.
Bartlett offers the description after a disastrous season and right before a much anticipated big transfer market response from the club.
The former Chiefs striker says the club needs a recruitment model that will serve the club for an extended period.
“I think something that we’ve recognized is that there needs to be a – if I can put it in a better way – template for the type of player that we need at Chiefs," Bartlett told Kick Off.
Bartlett on the touchline during a Chiefs game.
“Because, you’ve seen it over and over, not just players coming from another club to Chiefs but whether you go from here to the national team, if you don’t perform at a certain level then you’re not good enough.
The man who started his coaching career at Golden Arrows before later moving to University of Pretoria, adds that a Chiefs player should be a top professional 24/7.
“Coming to Chiefs is a heavy, heavy badge to carry, you can’t just come and think you can turn on the tap on a Saturday and produce results – you’ve got to do it day-in and day-out.
“And you’ve got to have that mentality that when you get through the gates at Chiefs Village, that ‘I’m a Chiefs player, and I deserve to be here’, but more so show it on the field,” Bartlett concluded.