Absa Premiership

Baxter admits to Chiefs 'bad habit'

2014-12-08 11:03
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was not totally content with his side's 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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AmaKhosi scored just after the break through Siphiwe Tshabalala but then wasted several good chances to extend their lead before Siphelele Mthembu finally sealed the three points and the derby glory deep in added time.

Baxter admits he would like to see his side being more clinical in front of goal and killing off games with more ease.

"After the game you’re just delighted to have got the result. I thought we played fantastically well in the first 20 minutes of the second half, but we should have killed off the game," said the Chiefs manager.

"We don’t [finish games off], and we have made a bad habit of this. I had to do some tactical gymnastics and then Pirates wind the pressure up in the last 10 minutes. But we know that we can play in transitions, so we killed the game off.

"...1-0 is not a great lead to have in a derby - all it needs is a ricochet or a piece of brilliance from one player or a bad refereeing decision," he added.

Despite opening a 14-point gap at the top of the standings, Baxter is not getting carried away with thinking of the league title just yet.

"There’s a long way to go. I’ll be delighted with this win tonight, but tomorrow morning we are back to working hard," he added.

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