Baxter: Discipline let us down

2012-08-06 09:06

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter admits that poor defence in set-pieces led to their emphatic 4-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 quarter-finals on Sunday.

Chiefs went down 4-0 in the first period, with Sundowns' first three goals coming from set-pieces, and Baxter feels that the discipline and focus from the players let them down.

"I think the whole first half was dominated by the fact that we didn't defend set-plays well. They got three goals from set-plays," he said.

"When you go a goal down and then two goals down, the players have to work with the organisation on set-plays. They have to work with keeping their discipline and not letting the game run away from them.

"If we could have kept it in reach when we came in at half-time, we could have turned a few things and maybe would have had a chance in the second-half.

"But it was the discipline and the inability to defend set-plays.

"I said to the lads at half-time, for me it mirrored what happened on the field. They (Sundowns) were winning headers but they shouldn't have been. It just happened that they were winning headers in our box as well.

"It tells you that we have a lot of work to do. It tells us that the progress that we've made, when we came under real pressure today, the focus buckled. So, it's going to take a while before the progress we've made is nailed down.

"We'll lick our wounds, we'll sharpen our knives again and we'll get back to the job. It's certainly not going to be a pleasant evening."

Soccer Laduma

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-08-06 09:12

    Khosi FOUR life!!!!!!

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-08-06 09:30

    Kaizer Chiefs players looked so relaxed during their DEATH. I think they knew that they were covered by the HOLLARD FUNERAL PLAN. Hence they were at peace.. Khosi FOURever!!!!

  • sphamandla.mgobhozi - 2012-08-06 09:42

    4-1 wow chiefs wakup guyz

  • Small.Mbongwa - 2012-08-06 10:05

    Eishh I really enjoyed this game> sign of good things to come this season for Sundowns>

  • Omega Roc Boy Gumede - 2012-08-06 10:11

    kaizer plz dont gv up...

  • - 2012-08-06 10:42

    Life is tough at chiefs, we r always crying babies, while our neighbours r lafing out loud, mxm, Do sumthing coach plz m tired of not enjoying my food after chiefs played

  • thandop5 - 2012-08-06 10:46


  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-08-06 10:48

    I said chiefs need 1 Strike and destroyer nkosi is not to good to stabilise the midfield they must put baloyi with letsholonyane and dladla is gonna cost us a lot im telling u we also need isaac 4 iphiko atleast irwin is better than dladla

  • thandop5 - 2012-08-06 10:53

    should have played Katsande as holding mid/man marker and Let Yeye play distribution. Nkosi could not collect those balls. It was way too much for Yeye to mark and also try to distribute. We lost too much ball in the mid and Modise capitalised on that. We were too hasty, too casual. As for the defenders its a different story. Mathoho and Gould did not communicate. Vhasiya was exposed on the right, he could not even provide a quality cross. its a shame. I guess we are also going to take ten years to get a trophy. Record breaking.

  • johannes.modise2 - 2012-08-06 10:53

    be carefull amakhozikasi!

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-08-06 10:54

    Defenders were good the problem was the midfield we couln't penetrate at all lets go to the drawing board

  • mphonyana.thekiso - 2012-08-06 11:30

    many chips fans cried foul when tenashe left, i can see how important he was at chips but its still early makhozikazi n i think doctor is planning for bakstena failure. he will be a head coach very soon.

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-08-06 13:01

    that team just lacks quality, they aint gona win anythng.....

  • dostomolefe - 2012-08-07 10:21

    i say it now iv said it before majoro parker combo doesn't work .....S'the was on the pitch hardly 5 minutes u cud c da difference the Yeye goal Parker wanted tobe selfish again luckily it fell to Yeye .....

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