Absa Premiership

Baxter: Pressure is on Downs

2014-04-04 10:16
Stuart Baxter (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes the pressure will be on Mamelodi Sundowns when the two sides clash in a top of the table encounter on Saturday evening.

According to the Football411.com website, Amakhosi currently lead the Premier Soccer League standings by three points, but have played a game less than the second-placed Brazilians ahead of this weekend's titanic match at the FNB Stadium.

The Glamour Boys had done well to put their CAF Champions League exit behind them after seeing off Golden Arrows 2-0 on Wednesday, and Baxter is confident his team will be able to play their game more freely this weekend, given their strong response after the continental heartbreak.

"We want to win the game, that is our total focus. I think Sundowns need to win the game more than we do. But I am not very good at losing because it takes me a very long time to get over it," the Englishman told The Sowetan.

"So, I hope we are competitive enough to win this one as well."

He added: "The win against Arrows was an important one. But I don't know if it means we will be under less pressure when we face Sundowns. I thought we gave a decent performance in the CAF Champions League and we got momentum by beating Arrows.

"Whether that's taken all the pressure off, I doubt that because when you play for a big club you are expected to win."

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