Brisbane coach Chris Fagan admits their shock AFL season opening loss to Sydney has raised some considerations that his avid gamers are allowing complacency to creep into their sport.
The Lions had been blown away by a Swans crew boasting three debutants at the Gabba on Saturday, with the site visitors kicking nine targets to 2 in the third quarter to turn a halftime tie into a 41-level advantage.
While three leisurely targets diminished the final margin to 31 components, a disenchanted Fagan labelled his crew “fumbly” and “depressed” and mentioned the third-quarter blowout gave him one thing to take into story.
“Bowled over and disenchanted. Whether our blokes thought at halftime that ‘okay, we dangle matched their teach, we are going to be beautiful now’, I’m not definite,” Fagan mentioned.
“We saw that in the be conscious sport against the Suns in the second quarter, and then we dangle considered it all but again tonight in the third.
“Or not it’s form of cherish we began well then relaxed, then we obtained attend into the sport and ‘righto, we are going to be beautiful now’. Will be a runt little bit of that. I want to focus on with the avid gamers about that.”
After finishing second on the ladder the past two seasons, Fagan is just not going to abandon all hope after one loss, significantly as Brisbane had been 0-1 after their first sport final 365 days nonetheless went on to earn the preliminary closing.
What he is adamant about is that more shows equivalent to Saturday’s is just not going to bode well for his crew.
“We wouldn’t want to play cherish that all but again,” Fagan mentioned.
“I know the avid gamers will be disenchanted in themselves. I know they’ll play tons of better than that.
“Or not it’s not the start up we’re after nonetheless we obtained beat in the first sport final 365 days too and we came all the diagram in which by a manner to earn going after that.
“Or not it’s not the tip of the arena nonetheless it no doubt’s not supreme. All of us want to utilize the first week because we had been waiting goodbye to play that you don’t desire to dish that up.”