PSL

Baxter praises SuperSport's character

2016-12-22 12:27
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter believes his side showed great resilience to come from behind and claim a 2-1 victory against Polokwane City.

Goals by Cole Alexander and Jeremy Brockie either side of Rodney Ramagalela's first-half effort saw Matsatsantsa extend their unbeaten run in the league to 13 consecutive games.

And despite garnering maximum points against Luc Eymael's charges, Baxter wasn't too pleased with the performance, but commended the character shown by his side.

"If I were brutally honest, I think the players won that game because of raw character and a little bit of tactical nous, but didn't play the football that we know we can play, both with the ball and without the ball," he said in his post-match comments.

"Having said that, I think they deserve their win because we did have enough character and tactical nous to get over the line, and sometimes you've got to do that."

"But 2016 can keep some of the sort of situations that we saw [this year], and I hope 2017 shows us a lot more of the stuff that we like," he added.

The former Kaizer Chiefs man also suggested that his side occupying top-spot on the table during the Christmas break means nothing.

"To be top of the table now you get nothing, so I would have minded if we had been third in the league as well... It really doesn't matter."

"But we'll take it. It's nice to sit and look on Christmas day at the table to cheer you up, I suppose, but that's all it is. It's cosmetic at the moment," he concluded.

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