Baxter: We Are Aware Of What Is Expected Of Us
Stuart Baxter: We Are Aware Of What Is Expected Of Us
Head Coach Stuart Baxter is aware of what is expected from his side today as Bafana Bafana look to capitalise on their lifeline.
The South African national team suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cape Verde in the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which moved Bafana to third place in Group D, however, following a draw between Senegal and Burkina Faso, there is still all to play for.
Speaking to the South African Football Association’s official website, Baxter said, “Somehow, we all felt deflated by that result (the 2-1 defeat to Cape Verde) but the following day we were thrown a huge lifeline with Burkina Faso and Senegal playing to a goalless draw.
“Now, we are aware of what is expected of us on Tuesday. In football, there are strange twists and turns but you don’t want to leave it to fate. As things stand, the destiny remains in our hands.
“Friday’s game was one of those games where we never got going. Nothing seemed to work on the day apart from the first 20 minute in which we took a deserved lead. After that, we made what I thought were elementary mistakes but we have spoken about it as a team,” he added.