“In relegation matches it is like a Test match and everything that goes with it. I can also tell you that we are positive going into those games,” Solomons said.
To ensure his players are fresh, Solomons has given his team a break until Thursday so they can catch their breath before launching their last big push of what has been a gruelling season.
The first match is expected to be contested in front of a capacity crowd of 46000 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday next week, with the second leg at Ellis Park on August 2.
It was significant that the Kings sent a weakened team to Durban to ensure that their first-choice players are fresh for the relegation battle.
Before the Sharks game, Solomons said the Kings’ focus had already shifted to the clashes with the Lions in what promises to be a titanic tussle.
Even before the relegation match became a reality, Solomons often said his side had prepared for that eventuality.
But the Kings are quietly confident they have enough ammunition in their arsenal to shoot down the Lions.
“We are confident that if it comes down to a play-off game, we can do enough to stay up,” Solomons said previously.