We need to maintain that pace – Baxter

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter says his side have to continue their momentum heading into their international friendly against Zambia on Tuesday.

The 63-year-old insists that his side have to maintain their same mentality they had against Nigeria when they take on Zambia on Tuesday.

“It is a process and we need to maintain against Zambia because if we beat Nigeria and lose against Zambia, we will get the stick. We have begun a process of developing something big. We need to maintain that pace against Zambia,” Baxter told Safa.net.

Baxter insists he is starting ‘something special’ after witnessing what he believes is typical South African footballing culture.

“I saw that great technique, arrogance, stability on the ball and confidence; this is typical South African culture of playing football. Who knows, we might be starting something special,” he added.

“We had that tenacity in defence and creativity in the midfield; this is the hallmark of South African style of football.”

The Bafana Bafana coach admits that it’s always important to remain humble, but he insists that his side have to focus on their next match.

“But winning helps one develop mentally and physically. It breeds confidence. I would like a team that also responds strongly to adversity. That is how great football nations are made,” Baxter concluded.

Bafana Bafana against Zambia kicks off at 19:00.

This story originally appeared on SportsClub.co.za