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Baxter Unhappy Despite Chiefs Win

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was not happy with his side’s first-half performance despite their win over SuperSport United in Tshwane.

Amakhosi registered their third victory this season after collecting a 2-1 win at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on Sunday thanks to Bernard Parker’s brace.

Baxter’s men move from ninth to position five on the log with 12 points and Baxter insisted they deserved the three points based on their second-half performance, while they need to relook at the first 45 minutes.

“First half, we were very well aware off the fact that SuperSport are a good team, well drilled, vert compact, great quickly and ask questions of your defending,” he told reporters.

“So we wanted to stretch them out, we wanted to get some spaces in between and I have to say that we didn’t do it very well.

“We gave the ball away far too much and we did a very difficult first half. There were times that we did play well, we looked very good. The goal was a very good goal.

“But we conceded the equaliser just before we came off the pitch, so the half-time talk was about trying to minimise space before the block, defend the middle a bit lower, that back-line more active, not allowing balls into the channels and free balls.

“I thought the second half, tactically from the boys was much, much better. I thought we looked much more dangerous, we got more players in dangerous positions and we defended very solid as well.

“So I think, we deserved it based on the second half, but we will have a think about the first half.”

David Kappel
David Kappel
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