Amakhosi will fight back
07 August 2012 | NEVILLE KHOZA
JOHANNESBURG - Chiefs, still fresh from that humiliation, visit AmaZulu in their first league match at 6pm on Saturday at the Moses Mabhida Stadium looking for some redemption.
Baxter, in charge of his first official match at Chiefs, took a swipe at his defence for the way they defended against Sundowns, but promised his side will look different against Usuthu.
“Of course whenever you lose like that the next battle becomes more important,” Baxter said.
“I’m hoping the players will want a little bit of respect among themselves and they should be thinking about the things that didn’t work well against Sundowns ... they should be working the whole week to put that right,” he said.
Amakhosi conceded three of the four goals from set pieces and is something which Baxter said they will be working on until they get it right.
Prior to the match against Sundowns, Chiefs also conceded a set piece during their Black Label Carling Cup against rivals Orlando Pirates which they lost on penalties. But Baxter promised a much improved performance on Saturday.
“I think sometimes you look at the game afterwards and you see things that you didn’t see when you were watching the game live.
“What I saw live was glaring mistakes in defending set plays and allowing the opponents too much space to time their movement behind our back line,” he said.
“We will be working on that and we will be making sure that Chiefs continue with the progress they have made.
“I think they made good progress, against Sundowns. We went backwards because we lost our composure and discipline.
“But the players will bounce back. They will. I know it is a big task to ask, but they will.”
Meanwhile, the league will be in full swing this weekend, with defending champions Orlando Pirates hosting Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium on Friday.
Also on Friday, SuperSport United will travel to Mother City to face Ajax Cape Town in the league opener.
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