Baxter: Defeat sticks in my throat

Telkom Knockout

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Amakhosi suffered their first defeat of the season in 15 games this past Sunday, going down 5-3 on penalties to Telkom Knockout holders Platinum Stars after a goalless 120 minutes of football at FNB Stadium.

“Every time we lose, no matter which game it is… it takes me time to digest it and it usually sticks in my throat for a while,” Baxter says.

“I will do the analysis of the game and I will try to rationalise it and explain to the players what I think we can do better and explain to them what I think we did well.

“But I think the actual losing of a game, I always feel the same because it always takes me some strange way… maybe I should get a job in the bank or something because it takes me a lot longer to get over a defeat than move on from a victory. A victory, I can forget that in five minutes and start planning for the next game but defeats always take me longer.

"So I will have to feel like a dog for a few days and then I will also have to come with renewed gusto for the next one."

Chiefs were due to take on Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates this weekend but the match was postponed in respect of the fatal shooting of Bucs captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Meyiwa will be buried in his hometown of Umlazi in Durban on Saturday.

Police today issued identity kits of two suspects believed to be involved in the killing.