Absa Premiership

Baxter slams wasteful Chiefs

2014-11-26 09:04
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter admits he was surprised to see Tuesday's clash against Polokwane City finish goalless, considering the number of chances his side had created throughout.

Amakhosi proved extremely wasteful at the FNB Stadium this week, with Kingston Nkhatha particularly guilty of woeful finishing as the full-time whistle eventually came with the scores still at 0-0.

The result was enough to put the Glamour Boys a whopping 12 points clear at the top of the Premiership standings, although Baxter feels they could have, and arguably should have, added another two points to that tally.

"I don't know how we contrived not to score in that game. To be fair, I don't know how the game finished 0-0," the coach said.

"The first half went as we thought - they gambled big time by leaving players forward and trying to hit us through the middle and getting the fullback wide.

"So the game followed the pattern we wanted, and when we broke them up they we frail and we could get at them, but we just couldn't put the ball in the back of the net."

Baxter continued: "Their first real chance came after 60 minutes, and then they had a period of about 10 minutes where they could have scored three.

"But, before then, in the beginning of the second half, I thought it was almost miraculous that we didn't score. It was more difficult to miss than it was to score.

"And if you don't put those chances away then you have to live in games like this, where you are hanging onto your seat, and a refereeing decision or bad ball from one player could mean it turns into a defeat."

 

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