Absa Premiership

We lacked sharpness - Baxter

2015-05-07 08:37
Stuart Baxter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter insists that his side made no extra effort to get a positive result in their defeat to Bidvest Wits.

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The Students got off to a flying start as Henrico Botes put them ahead after just six minutes, although Siphiwe Tshabalala found a response for AmaKhosi 10 minutes before the break.

However, the Clever Boys went back in front 12 minutes after the restart through Paseka Sekese, with the goal proving decisive as Gavin Hunt's side moved level on points with Orlando Pirates in third following the Buccaneers' 1-1 draw against Maritzburg United.

According to KickOff, Baxter says that he discussed the importance of winning the league and the significance of certain games.

“We were discussing before the game the difficulties of winning the League and then playing important games, and I think we saw that in the first 20 minutes,” Baxter said.

“One team was very hungry, and the other team – after two national anthems and a minute’s silence – had just switched off a little bit. And we went a goal down because of that.

“I thought that once we started playing, we did well in the first half and even the second half, but the real endeavour and the real sharpness just wasn’t there. It’s one of those games where you just take it on the chin and move on.”

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