Baxter: It's us versus them

2015-02-05 10:38
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has warned his side of the battle they will face in the second-half of the Premiership season, given their astonishing run in 2014.

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The Glamour Boys finished the calendar year without losing any of their opening 18 league match as they took a 15-point lead into the two-month break.

Amakhosi will now continue their hunt for the top-flight crown with a trip to Bloemfontein Celtic next Wednesday (kick-off at 19:30), although Baxter knows the other 15 Premiership teams will all be determined to end Chiefs' astounding run, but hopes his players can pick up where they left off in December.

"It is going to be us against the rest of the league. Basically everyone else wants us to lose so you will hear all the people talking and read about yourself but all of that you have to deal with," the English tactician said.

He continued: "I don't want them to forget what has happened so far this season because if we do that then we go ahead missing most of the confidence that we could take [from last year].

"We did a lot of things right and they have to repeat those things so I don't want them to forget that.

“At the same time I don't want them to think that things will sort themselves out because we had a few good performances.

"What we will do is we will take the confidence from the first half of the season and be realistic enough to know that people will not sit down and just let us take the league."

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