Baxter satisfied with result

2012-12-05 08:18
Stuart Baxter (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter admitted he was satisfied with his side's performance as they romped to a 3-0 victory over Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday.

According to website, Bernard Parker, Siboniso Gaxa and Siphiwe Tshabalala were all on target for Amakhosi as they climbed four points clear of second-placed Orlando Pirates, who play Chippa United 24 hours later, while the Soweto derby awaits the two rivals on Saturday.

Chiefs looked largely in charge of the rain-soaked Peter Mokaba Stadium encounter, and although Baxter picked up on a few problem areas, he stated that overall he was pleased with the result.

"I thought the first-half was difficult because of the weather, and I think some decision making wasn't good enough, but if we can improve our movement and defend more solidly, then we can take hold of any game.

"We scored goal and created some chances and some of the attacking play was excellent."

The Englishman was also pleased to see the goals come from a striker, and midfielder and a defender.

He said: "The goals can come from where-ever. We can score from the back, the wings. They enjoy when they play that well, and I think we've played some excellent football.

The ever critical coach did, however, add: "I thought we turned the ball over too much, and we weren't getting close enough in our pressing, but we addressed it at half-time and in the second-half it was much better.

"We put much more pressure on the ball. I was happy in the second-half."

Asked whether he cared to comment on Saturday's clash against the Buccaneers, a previously reserved Baxter joked: "Yes, we can talk about that now, can't we?

"We're going to play properly and we'll be up for it. I'm sure it will be a good derby. I'm hoping it will be a good game, and hoping it's refereed well, and hopefully the fans can behave and enjoy a good day.

Taking a moment to point out the performance of Tshabalala, the coach said: "I think that was Shabba's best game for me, and if he can keep playing like that he can play any day."

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