Absa Premiership

Baxter dreaming of 'Invincibles'

2014-12-08 10:30
Stuart Baxter (file, Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has not ruled out the possibility of going the entire Absa Premiership season undefeated, but insists that will not enter his thinking when planning for each game.

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Amakhosi made it 14 successive league matches without a loss on Saturday after seeing off Orlando Pirates 2-0 in the Soweto Derby, opening up a 13-point lead at the top of the standings.

That form has led to claims the Glamour Boys could match the feat achieved by English giants Arsenal, who went the entire 2003/04 Premier League campaign without defeat, earning the Gunners the title of 'The Invincibles'.

However, while Baxter admits that is an enticing prospect, he is preferring to take it one game at a time.

"One of my colleagues in football, Arsene Wenger, did it with Arsenal with 'The Invincibles'," said Baxter. "I'm not going to deflect it - I'm going to say because we haven't lost, it's a possibility. Because we're playing well, it's a possibility.

"But is it a must-have in our game? No, it's not.

"I'll prepare the players for every game hoping to win, (but) when that defeat comes that's a part of life and you've got to pick yourself up from it. And if we're real champions we'll do that."

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