Bax­ter calls for pa­tience

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CAPE TOWN — Su­per­Sport United coach Stu­art Bax­ter has called for pa­tience fol­low­ing his side’s re­cent string of bad re­sults in the 2016/17 cam­paign.

Hav­ing clinched the Ned­bank Cup in a pul­sat­ing 3-2 vic­tory against Or­lando Pi­rates last sea­son, in ad­di­tion to mak­ing a num­ber of big-name sign­ing be­fore the start of the cur­rent cam­paign, Mat­sat­santsa were ex­pected to con­tinue their form into the new sea­son.

How­ever, their first two games have yielded de­feats in the Premier­ship and MTN8 to Plat­inum Stars and Mamelodi Sun­downs re­spec­tively.

“Well the first two games, the first two games... if you are look­ing at the re­sults I think you [the me­dia] are do­ing ex­actly what you did last time I was at Kaizer Chiefs,” he told web­site. “We got beat 4-1 by Sun­downs, you pay no at­ten­tion to the ac­tual game you think 4-1... dis­as­ter, dis­as­ter, but then we won the next six or eight,” said Bax­ter on Tues­day.

“That same thing has hap­pened once again, we dom­i­nated against Plat­inum Stars and then got done on a set-play, that’s foot­ball. Against Sun­downs [last month]; it was a close game for the 70 min­utes be­fore their se­cond goal went in - our mo­ti­va­tion and or­gan­i­sa­tion just dis­ap­peared and we lost the game 3-1.”

“Yes, 3-1 is not a great re­sult, but if you pay at­ten­tion to the game it­self then peo­ple shouldn’t just trans­late it into a dis­as­ter so in terms of two games, it is one rainy day in the sum­mer. I think that what­ever work we were do­ing be­fore, noth­ing has changed and we have to be bet­ter at ev­ery­thing,” he added.— Su­per­sport.

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