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The AmaKhosi and Bafana forward, who won the best player for Q1 and Q2 this season, tells Goal that he's not looking over his shoulder as they currently top the standings

By Ernest Makhaya

Kaizer Chiefs
 striker Bernard Parker has told Goal that the reason they have been successful under Stuart Baxter is because they focus on their game plan more than on their opponents.

With Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits still in the race for the league, Parker said that he, personally, doesn't look at the league table much. The Glamour Boys are enjoying a six-point lead at the top of the table with nine games remaining.

"No, our philosophy is one game at a time. We are looking at ourselves. I honestly don't look at the log much. I don't know how many points Sundowns are behind us," the AmaKhosi forward told Goal.

"We are looking at the our performance. It is more about putting up good performances, playing Kaizer Chiefs' way whether we win, lose or draw we always focus on the positives and it's been working for us. Everytime before our games, we don't look much at our opponents, we look at ourselves," he added.

Parker, who returned to the team to face Orlando Pirates in the Soweto Derby after missing Chiefs' last two games, admitted that he needed some time off after a heavy schedule of fixtures already this season. And he is now raring to go, as we approach the end of the season.

"I think I deserved the break (of two games before the Soweto Derby). I wouldn't say it's a break because I was still training and I could play, but due to doctors' orders I had to sit out," explained Parker. "It was good for me. I feel more fresh and good. I hope I can continue what I have been doing best," he said.

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