‘It’s team first, Billiat second,’ Hunt advises ‘frustrated’ Billiat


While Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt understands Khama Billiat’s frustrations and enthusiasm to impress through goals, he told the 30-year-old master to put the team first

‘It’s team first, Billiat second,’ Chiefs coach advises ‘frustrated’ Billiat

In Amakhosi’s first three games of the 2020/21 season, Billiat may have tried too hard to put his name on the scoresheet and even shoot on goal when it seemed better to pass to a better positioned player.

It did not go unnoticed by Hunt, who said on Tuesday evening after the 1-0 win at Chippa United that he had spoken to the Zimbabwean international as regards it.

He is a little bit frustrated, and any striker would be,” said Hunt. ‘He hasn’t scored much in the last couple of games. (But) He has got to do more simpler things, simplify his game a little bit. He tries to be (overly) clever, even in the second half he tried to be clever. In three games now he has had a couple of good chances, (and) as long as he keeps working hard there is another one coming…” 

If he keeps running off the ball, keeps defending, keeps doing the right things, he will keep playing,” explained the former Bidvest Wits mentor.
He mentioned that Billiat just needs to score a goal that will see the pressure he feels and then everything willcome back to normal for him.“I think it is about breaking the ice with him, then he will get a couple (of goals). I thought tonight was his chance, he hit the post once or twice, the second half one was the one he should have scored. He came across the box and opened up the whole goal, he had to hit the target there.”

“But he is doing well, and yeah… team first, him second and that’s the most important thing, then we are okay. He can’t think of himself first. On Saturday he tried to shoot from corner flags and things like that, which we can’t accept and I told him. He will get better, as long as he buys in (to my ways) he will get better.”

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