- Kaizer Chiefs have recently been criticised for playing dour, route-one football
- Target man Samir Nurkovic has dominated proceedings and scored numerous headed goals from long balls and crosses
- The big Serb disagreed with those sentiments, but also feels that it's logical to play to one's strengths
Kaizer Chiefs enjoy a healthy lead in the Absa Premiership and are favourites to take the league title.
Briefly.co.za previously reported how the puzzle pieces are falling into place with the team displaying character and fighting spirit.
Just when things are seemingly rosy at Naturena, critics have found fault with the approach implemented by the Amakhosi.
A few months back, former Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy made a controversial claim and compared Chiefs to English Premiership side Burnley.
The analogy was a backhanded compliment as Burnley are renowned as long ball specialists.
Recently, more coaches and pundits have jumped on the bandwagon and claimed that the Amakhosi are playing dour football.
One of the beneficiaries of their style of play has been Serbian striker Samir Nurkovic.
Nurkovic has scored numerous headed goals as a result of the aerial assault, but he was quick to put the critics in their place.
The Serb said, “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?"
Despite playing to their strengths, Nurkovic insisted that Chiefs adjust their game plan for each opponent.
Nurkovic added, "But every game is different, we can’t do all the same things in every game, we’re coming with different stuff."
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