Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter believes the scoreline was not a true reflection of their game against Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld Stadium this past Sunday.
The Glamour Boys suffered their first defeat of the campaign when they lost 2-0 to the defending champions through goals from Grant Kekana and Peter Shalulile.
The defeat leaves Amakhosi in 10th place with four points after three games, while Sundowns moved to the top of the DStv Premiership standings with seven points.
However, Baxter felt his side dominated the game but was not happy with the way the Soweto giants conceded two goals, while they missed a penalty, which could have got them back in the game.
“I have to say we started the game very well. I think the first 20 minutes we dominated the game completely and, as you say, during that 20 minutes you have to score. Because we did have good chances. And then as a sort of cold shower came their goal. It was a very poor goal from our side. And it wasn’t reflective of the game at all,” Baxter told SuperSport TV after the game.
“I think we went on the back foot for 15 minutes and we waited for Sundowns to try and put balls behind our back three and then I think the last 15 minutes we got the game back in the first half. So, we go in 1-0 down but I think we’ve had the better share of the play.
“We came out the second half, we changed the way we’re going to press them and suddenly they can’t get out and we’ve got them penned in. And then, after 70 minutes, we conceded a goal. I still don’t know how we conceded it. It wasn’t great play, it was just someone twisting and getting himself to the byline and crossed it and we didn’t deal with it.
“And then you’ve got to start chasing your own tail. And we lose our rhythm. But still we’re not out the game and we miss a penalty.”
Kaizer Chiefs will be hoping to bounce back when they take on Royal AM in their next DStv Premiership encounter at the FNB Stadium on 18 September, with kick-off set for 5pm.
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