Baxter: It was a good game for the neutrals

Baxter was disappointed with the approach of his players towards the game, while De Sa believes a draw away from home was a good result for Pirates

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was quick to admit that their 1-1 draw against Orlando Pirates was a frustrating affair for both coaches.

Baxter was disappointed with the way his troops started the game, as they conceded an early goal against the in-form Bucs side, and he believes the Chiefs players made things difficult for themselves by conceding as early as in the 10th minute.

“It was a good game for the neutrals, but probably a frustrating game for both technical areas,” said Baxter during the post-match press conference.

“We wanted to create the game in the beginning of the game, but we played very little. We made it difficult for ourselves especially when were a goal down,” he said.

Chiefs scored a late first goal to level matters, and Baxter said that he expected his team to play better in the second half, but he was disappointed with his players in the end.  

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“I was hoping we could kick on in the second half, and as Pirates dominated and then didn’t build on that. So, the game ended with transitions going both ways.

“Frustrating for us to see players not showing consistency and the discipline that you would want, but it’s a Derby,” added Baxter.

On the other hand, Roger de Sa believes a draw was a fair result, as he believes that no clear-cut chances were created by both teams to win the game.

“I think a draw was a fair result. I don’t think there were any major clear-cut chances throughout the game,” said De Sa.

“Probably a draw was a fair result and for us after the run we have had and the schedule that we have had, it’s probably a good result for us,” he said.

De Sa said he will give his players a much needed rest for a couple of days before starting to prepare for their Caf Champions League final against Al Ahly next weekend.

“It’s time to put our feet out a little bit for a couple of days and try and get back fresh for next week,” added De Sa.

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