Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was impressed with how his charges responded to critics following their exit in the Telkom Knockout Cup last weekend.
The PSL champions recorded their biggest win of the season with a 4-1 win over Polokwane City on Wednesday, and Baxter feels that his players did brilliantly well in their transition play.
"We wanted a response,” said Baxter after the match.“When we got the goal that put us in front, the way we forced Polokwane to play, for the first time in a long while we really utilized every transition that we got, and when they sat back in defence we could pick our way through them,” he said.
Although Baxter admitted that Chiefs were not so impressive in terms of possession at times, he was happy with the way the team played after scoring the second goal.
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“I thought our possession wasn’t that great to be honest after we went up 1-0, but then when it went 2-0 I think we had a period where it was absolutely top class,” added Baxter.
Baxter's counterpart Boebie Solomons believes that it wasn't their night, as they were very poor defensively, but he is adamant that the team will bounce back as they are still trying to find their feet in the PSL.
"It wasn't our night tonight, because we didn't defend very well," said Solomons after the game. "We kept the ball, but we didn't play with much purpose going forward," he said.
"The goals they scored were so easy. They were soft goals. It's not like they worked for them. They were unmarked in the box and we made too many errors.
"But we're trying our best. We have a very young team; a team that is new in the league, and we know we have things to work on and hopefully this will be a lesson for us," added Solomons.
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