Per­spec­tive is key af­ter another loss

Western Suburbs Weekly - - -

with Josh Kennedy THE last two weeks were al­ways go­ing to be chal­leng­ing fixtures for us, and dis­ap­point­ingly we lost both games.

They are ob­vi­ously qual­ity teams, but if we are go­ing to have an im­pact on the sea­son, they are the sorts of games we have to win and we have let our­selves down.

While the out­side per­cep­tion at the start of the year might have been that we would au­to­mat­i­cally play fi­nals, we al­ways knew it was go­ing to be tough. We be­lieve we will qual­ify for fi­nals, but we also want to do more than make up the num­bers.

And to do both of those things, we need to take our game to another level. We know we have it in us, but we need to start pro­duc­ing it.

As one of the lead­ers in the group, we take re­spon­si­bil­ity for where we are and we have a few ar­eas we need to ad­dress to build mo­men­tum into the sea­son. For­tu­nately we are only at the half-way mark, so there is time.

One of the great mes­sages from coach Adam Simp­son is that things are never as good as they seem af­ter a big win and they’re never as bad af­ter a loss. Keep­ing things bal­anced is the key and we need to take a mea­sured, con­sid­ered ap­proach to get­ting back on track.

We’re still in the top eight mix and that’s our tar­get. We have to build to­wards it, week by week.

This week we head to Bris­bane and will need to take this game on with a pos­i­tive mind­set, play our way for the full four quar­ters and work to­gether.

Satur­day was a re­minder of the ef­fort and en­ergy needed to win at this level.

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