Following their 2-1 win over Bidvest Wits on Saturday night, Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter explained why he took his time to make substitutions when the score was 1-1.
AmaKhosi looked likely to drop two valuable points in front of their home fans until Lehlohonolo Majoro's late winner, and Baxter believes they should have wrapped up the game in the first half.
"You pick a team that you think is going to win the game, and just because the crowd starts jumping up and down doesn't mean that is the correct time. So, I thought the time was right, some tired legs and lack of concentration. I thought to be fair in the first half we did create chances," said Baxter after the game.
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The Chiefs boss admitted that his team didn't play as well as he would have liked at times, but said he had faith that Majoro would change the complexion of the game.
"Our play for 25-30 minutes was as poor as I've seen us, and soon then it needed fresh legs, and I knew that Major would go on and be hungry, and he got us a goal.
"For me that worked quite well, and we ran the game out, but for 25 minutes it didn't look we were going to win or that we deserved it," he said.
AmaKhosi remain unbeaten at home under Baxter, and the 60-year-old mentor has emphasized on the importance of winning each and every home game, despite admitting that it is not an easy goal to achieve.
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"When we play here, we want to win every game, we want to try to win every game, but we have to be positive, and try and make our athletes win every game. The crowd demands it, and the club demands it, but sometimes it doesn't work," added Baxter.
Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt believes his charges did well to contain Chiefs on the night, but he was disappointed with their lack of composure in front of goal.
"We had them (Chiefs) pinned where we wanted them. They played from such a deep position, and we had them exactly where we wanted them, but our final ball, our final cross (was poor). We got into so many good positions, but we didn't score," said Hunt.
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