Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter admitted that his side did not have a perfect game against Orlando Pirates on Saturday after revealing that he was, at times, disappointed with the way his team played.
AmaKhosi were crowned the Carling Black Label Cup champions following their hard-fought 1-0 win over holders Pirates, but Baxter feels there is still a lot of work to be done before the start of the new season.
“I was very disappointed with the way we played at times, and I was very happy with the way we played at times. So win, lose or draw in the Carling Cup, we still have a lot of work to do before the start of the season,” he said.
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However, Baxter is pleased that the AmaKhosi fans are happy, and he believes that the win against Pirates will motivate them going into their league opener against MP Black Aces.
“I will take a win and happy supporters. They will now be happy for the next few months, and I will take that much more than going into the new season having lost to your greatest rivals,” added Baxter.
Meanwhile, Pirates coach Roger De Sa admitted that his side showed signs of improvement from their previous competitive game against AC Leopards, but he was disappointed that they could find the back of the net yet again.
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“We got to be happy with how we picked ourselves up after that goal. Obviously disappointed we lost the game, but there is nothing else we can do.
“It was a cup game, but I think we need to work on our finishing. We’ve gone another 90 minutes without scoring a goal. We did have a couple of chances, but Kermit, Bacela and Thwala did well in their first games, though it was Bacela’s second,” added De Sa.
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