Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs boss, Stuart Baxter, was pleased with his side's attitude in the 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic.
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reports, Chiefs failed to create any openings in the first half, but managed to grab the winner in the last 10 minutes thanks to Mandla Masango's clinical finish, but the Chiefs boss admits it was painful to watch.
"The first 15-20 minutes of the match was painful for me," Baxter said after the game.
"We knew what they were going to do, I read the script and we've prepared exactly for what they came with and yet we did not bring our game, we were not brave enough, we hid, we were slow and for 20 minutes it was painful.
"We had one very good attack, we should have scored, and I thought were going to pick up, they weren't really dangerous we weren't really dangerous.
"I thought we stepped it up in the second half, we picked it up, we were a bit braver and I thought we had better play, better intentions, without having great quality,
"It wasn't one of our more fluent performances but you got to grind those out as well, I was pleased with the attitude in the second half, we can play more better."