Absa Premiership

Baxter: Not good enough

2014-12-10 10:33
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has made it clear to his players that their performance against Platinum Stars on Tuesday was below par.

READ: Baxter: Bad day at the office.

Amakhosi twice had to come from behind with goals from Siphiwe Tshabalala and Tefu Mashamaite to secure a 2-2 draw with Dikwena in Polokwane on Tuesday night, in the end doing just enough to keep their unbeaten run this season intact.

Baxter was unhappy about several aspects of his side’s play, including the lack of composure on the ball from his players.

"We gave them a goal at the start and then we gave them two or three massive chances because we couldn’t pass the ball, we shrunk on the ball and then we defended it nervously. The first half was a waste of time for us," he said after the match.

Baxter was slightly happier with the second half showing after he made several changes to the side and to the formation of the team, but still found several areas of concern.

"We changed it in the second half because they were countering in behind our fullbacks, but if you don’t lose the ball they don’t counter you, but we lost it too often, so I had to change it.

"I made ‘Tower’ [Erick Mathoho] a sweeper in that position and we took back the initiative. For the first 20 minutes in the second half we got the goal and we had the game where we wanted it, but then we gave it back to them.

"We let the initiative go once we got it because of some horrible decisions and some horrible passing. I will look at this as a bad day at the office. The performance for me was not good enough."

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