Stuart Baxter praised his player's attitude following Chiefs' 1-1 draw against Bidvest Wits, but the AmaKhosi coach was dissatisfied with the overall performance of the teamStuart Baxter was left bemused following Kaizer Chief's poor first half performance against Bidvest Wits, but praised his players for their attitude during the 1-1 draw against the Clever Boys.
“I think we will be satisfied with the attitude of the players but I think we can do a lot better, the quality in all aspects of the game can be better.”The coach believes that Chiefs did not provide enough spark in the opening minutes of the game, which led to Wits finding the back of the net via the head of Ryan Chapman.
"I’m not sure that we were aggressive enough in the opening exchanges and that really set the tone in the first half we really had to work our way back into the game in the second half, not tactically, but just showing that extra fighting spirit,” he said.
Clive Barker could only praise his side after the match, likening the final 15 minutes of the encounter to the nerves he felt when he coached Bafana Bafana during the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations.
It was a terrific match and then of course the second half they got on top and my neck was sore facing my own goal it was the longest five minutes I have had in my life,” the former Bafana Bafana coach said.
“The last 15 minutes were the hardest I have ever endured. Even the Africa Cup of Nations was easier.”- See more at: http://www.soccerladuma.co.za/news/article/south-africa/barker-more-nervous-than-in-96/131055#sthash.q7te4D4w.dpuf
“It was a terrific match and then of course the second half they got on top and my neck was sore facing my own goal it was the longest five minutes I have had in my life,” the former Bafana Bafana coach said.
“The last 15 minutes were the hardest I have ever endured. Even the Africa Cup of Nations was easier.
“We know what Chiefs have done this season, they have set the standard but I really thought when you look at the first half you really saw how much Bidvest Wits have improved.
“To the players, it was a wonderful effort, to the whole team and all our backroom staff- a fantastic turnaround.”