Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter refused to get overly carried away with his side’s 2-1 win over SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday evening.
Chiefs had scored first, in first-half added time, through Bernard Parker, only to concede a Njabulo Ngcobo own goal moments later.
Parker, however, managed to seal the victory with a 49th-minute strike to complete his brace and move Chiefs up to fifth spot.
Baxter though is determined for his side to stay grounded and he wants his men to eradicate some of the unforced errors and uncertain moments which they’ve exhibited in past matches.
“Look, happy without getting carried away. The first half shows we have got a long way to go before we’re the real McCoy,” the Brit told SuperSport TV after the game in Pretoria.
“What we are is, we are very good at times when we do the job properly. We switch off too often, we lose our concentration, we lose our belief a little, and we have got to get rid of that.
“We are slowly getting rid of that. And the results are showing that. So if the lads keep going, then win, lose or draw, I’ll back them.”
Elaborating more on what he did not enjoy about the first half, Baxter, who previously coached at SuperSport United, explained:
“It was a lot tougher for me in the first half, I thought we were disjointed, we misunderstood the game-plan. And I’ll take my part in that and the players will take their part.
“We had a chat at half-time, I thought the second half was a lot better tactically. And we looked a lot more dangerous, even when playing with the lower block….I thought the players in the second half gave a good performance.”
Amakhosi will be looking to make it a hat-trick of league wins when they host Stellenbosch FC on November 2.
The Glamour Boys have 12 points from eight matches, seven points behind pacesetters Mamelodi Sundowns, who have played a game less.Internet Explorer Channel Network