Baxter Reveals Chiefs Post-Match Talk
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has revealed that he held an important team talk with his side for several minutes immediately after Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with AmaZulu.
The Englishman was not pleased at all with his side’s performance and indicated he made that clear to his team after the game.
Baxter arrived late for his post-match press conference and apologised to journalists, saying the team had “quite a long talk in the dressing room”. When asked about what was discussed, Baxter indicated that he felt the need to sit his players down after a lacklustre performance.
“Well I don’t usually want to divulge into things from the dressing room but you’re not fools, are you,” he said.
“To say that I wanted to re-establish the supporting walls of this building in terms of mentality towards the game and technique and being brave on the ball and being brave off the ball, to re-establish that and reset what they know already, that we asked of each other.
“It was mainly that with maybe a few emphasis, I just had to say a few words.”
Baxter was also asked about Chiefs’ upward running, having collected 13 points from their last six games but insisted that Wednesday’s performance was not a good showing.
“If you had asked me before tonight, I would’ve said yes,” he added.
“Our form has been good. It’s been a battling performance when we needed a performance and it’s been technically good when we needed to pick our way through.
“In the last game we even started to be more efficient on set plays.
“But tonight, I don’t want to include tonight in a ‘good run’. Tonight, I’m hoping was an anomaly when you consider the red cards and the suspensions and the illnesses, we’ll put together a team for Swallows and hopefully we’ll get back on the right track.”
Chiefs will return to action on Sunday when they will face Swallows at 15:30 at the Dobsonville Stadium.