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Baxter comments on reduced pressure at Naturena.

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter has opened up on why he is not seeking any vindication despite the storm of criticism he has faced in his second term at the club already. Despite a poor start to the season, Amakhosi took a turnaround as they claimed an impressive 4-0 win over Chippa United at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the DStv Premiership clash.

The Glamour Boys have so far collected a total of 9 points after 7 rounds of fixtures in Baxter’s presence and the Englishman is happy that the latest victory took some pressure of his player’s shoulders.

“I don’t know. I mean, the word vindication. I don’t know, if I have got to seek vindication, I worked out that I have been with Kaizer Chiefs now, the first time I came, this would have just about finished by pre-season,”

"And, we have played 6 games. And I was under pressure when people saw the work I was doing and people can speak to the players. Maybe the vindication comes from the Tsunami of criticism on social media, that is maybe where the tide will turn the opposite way. We as coaches have to live with that continuously."

“If I put myself under that much pressure that I have got to seek vindication, then I think I am wrong, not the people. People got their opinions, and that is not bad, they are entitled to do that. I am the one that is wrong, if I feel I have got to seek vindication."

“It does maybe take the pressure off the players. And for that I am grateful. I don’t want the players working under pressure. I want to play fearless and I want them to play with pride, proud and I want them to play with an identity.

“And, if it is not going well, I will definitely take the stick. And I will take it gladly.” - Stuart Baxter.

Sources: iDiskiTimes

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