Baxter wants Chiefs to improve
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes there is still room for improvement despite their 6-0 demolition of AmaZulu in the opening Absa Premiership fixture in Durban on Saturday.
That convincing 6-0 hammering of AmaZulu was not about to get Baxter too excited but rather to stay focused on the title challenge.
"The result was fantastic and I am pleased with the performance. We unbalanced a very good AmaZulu team and this was a good reaction following a week where we were knocked out of the MTN8," said Baxter in an interview with the club’s official website.
"I still believe we can play better as the season progresses. This is work in progress and there is a lot of work we need to do on the training pitch."
"We started bit slow and the guys looked a bit nervous in the first 15 minutes of the game. We then started attacking them and eventually scoring two goals in the first half."
"We changed our tactics a little bit and I was pleased in the manner that all the players responded to our game plan."
Baxter, who was making his Absa Premiership debut since assuming the reigns in June, heaped praises on striker Bernard Parker after scoring four and creating another goal in what was a brilliant all round performance from the boys from Phefeni.
"Bernard (Parker) has all the qualities that a shadow striker should possess. I am very happy in the way he is playing for the team. He is a good professional and someone who comes to training and gives his all. He was brilliant for us on Saturday night and so was the rest of the team,” he told kaizerchiefs.com.
The former Bafana Bafana coach was also impressed with debutant Kgotso Moleko.
“He is a good player. He did not attack as much as one would have expected but I am sure with him making his debut he wanted to play it simple. He is an offensive defender and we will keep working with him and provide him with the necessary support as a Technical Team,” said Baxter.
Chiefs next match is against Mamelodi Sundowns in what promises to be a thrilling clash at the FNB Stadium next week Wednesday. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:30pm.
The two sides will be meeting for the second time this month after squaring up in the MTN8 early this month when the Brazilians humiliated Chiefs by beating them 4-1.