Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp refused to reveal whether he will play Warriors winger Khama Billiat against Polokwane City at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The German was not happy with the fixation on Khama Billiat, choosing rather to focus on the whole team. He said:
Why are we talking about Khama Billiat? Why is he such a discussion point? I think the team has won these points to put themselves into it.
I think If I’m not [mistaken]… Can you help me? I think we had a certain number of players we played, even without Khama Billiat this season.
There’s a possibility there, can you imagine? As I always say, this team is functional, it doesn’t depend on one performance – not at all.
We came back in certain games through team performance, not to something that you put onto the shoulders of one player – this is not our philosophy.
Our philosophy is that everybody contributes to a team performance in attacking and in defending, and of course, if someone wants to bring a certain x-factor in then it’s fine.