Absa Premiership

Baxter: It was not meant to be

2014-03-13 09:40
Stuart Baxter (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Stuart Baxter congratulated Platinum Stars on their Absa Premiership match victory after his team Kaizer Chiefs lost their first game since November last year when they went down 2-0 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday night. 

According to the Soccer-Laduma website, Baxter said there were a number of factors that led to the defeat,  but thought his team had to tried to get back into the game, but had come up against a resolute Dikwena side.

“We went a goal down against a good football team on their home ground, and it gives them something to hang on to, it gives them something to fight for, and we didn’t really make the most of what we created, and so once we’re a goal down, it becomes a difficult game.

“The second goal was a bit of a killer, when we came out at the beginning of the second half, but I think the boys plugged away at it pretty well. We changed the shape, and then virtually go down to ten men when Tower hurt his ankle, and we’d made all the changes, so this happens, you combine a few things, a team playing well against you, going down and they have a battle, and they run the game out, so congratulations to them.

“I think the boys ran and they ran, and they fought and they fought, tried to get something out of the game, but tonight it was not meant to be.”

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