Absa Premiership

Baxter slams poor defending

2013-08-28 07:45
Stuart Baxter (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes that his side produced a combination of good football and poor defending in their 1-1 draw with Moroka Swallows on Tuesday.

According to the Soccer-Laduma website, Baxter admits that it looked as though their weekend clash with Orlando Pirates took a bit out of his players but feels that supporters were treated to another classic derby as they went toe-to-toe with the Dube Birds - especially in the second period.

"First 10-15 minutes we looked jaded. I don't know if the derby took a lot out of us but we looked jaded - we weren't on the front foot," said Baxter.

"After that I think we mixed some very good football with some poor disciplined defending. The second-half we came out, and I think it must have been a dream for the supporters because it was a classic derby - end-to-end.

"Swallows left a couple of players in the holes behind our full-backs, who we wanted to push on. And we didn't deal with that very well. But that was their way of getting back at us, and with the chances we created it could have gone either way.

"It was probably a fair result, 1-1, but again in the second-half we mixed some unbelievably good football with some poor defending."

Baxter also backed striker Knowledge Musona, who had a number of chances but against failed to find the back of the net.

"I felt sorry for Knowledge a little bit, because he is getting into some great positions. He just needs the ball to break for him a little bit for a calmer finish. He is under a lot of pressure and he is putting himself under a lot of pressure - but it will come good for him, he just needs a break."

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