Zim international Khama Billiat on pressure at Kaizer Chiefs

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Kaizer Chiefs attacker Khama Billiat says the pressure at the club is good because it means he will never relax.

Billiat made the big move from Mamelodi Sundowns to Amakhosi, arguably the most talked about transfer during the last window, and he has without a doubt been the club’s best player, with nine goals and as many assists in all competitions.

Billiat’s performances have, at times, been overshadowed by Amakhosi’s inconsistent results, which have already seen the club missing out on two major knockout competitions this season.

Billiat won everything but the MTN8 during his time at Sundowns, but is at a club where pressure is a lot more intense due to the barren run of nearly four seasons now.

“The minute I signed a contract with Chiefs, I felt the pressure. There’s so much expected already from the club and it’s always nice playing with so much pressure because there’s no time to relax,” the Zimbabwean international says. 

“By the way, on the other side, it actually makes you a better person and a better player, and you see football differently. You will always work for something.

“I don’t remember when last we played as professionals without any pressure. Every game we play has pressure. Even if we play a friendly game, coaches want to win and players want to win. Even at training it’s competitive.”