Amakhosi started their season on a disastrous note, losing 4-1 to The Brazilians in the MTN8 Cup, and will have to pick themselves up quickly ahead of this weekend’s League season opener against AmaZulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium.
Baxter admits he was livid with the way his side defended against Sundowns, and has promised that they will be better this weekend in Durban.
“Of course whenever you lose like this the next battle becomes more important,” he says.
“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.
“I think sometimes you look at the game afterwards and you see things that you didn’t see when you watching the game live. What I saw is glaring mistakes in defending set plays and allowing the opponents too much space to time their movement behind our backline.”
However, Baxter is confident the players will have put the Downs defeat to the back of their minds when they face Usuthu.
“We have be working on that [the defence] and have been making sure that Chiefs players want to work on that and continue with the progress they made.
“The players will bounce back. I know it is a big task, but they will,” he says.
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