West Coast coach Adam Simpson insists the Eagles are proudly owning their “weak” AFL loss to Geelong and able to emerge from Perth’s lockdown.
The Eagles have been licking their wounds after capitulating to their worst loss in 12 years and Simpson’s heaviest defeat in eight seasons as coach.
The 2018 premiership coach described his workforce’s 97-point loss at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday as “embarrassing” and “weak” in a damning post-match press convention.
The efficiency noticed critics take intention at West Coast’s report away from Perth, with the Eagles profitable each house sport this season whereas dropping all three matches in Victoria.
Simpson mentioned West Coast couldn’t draw back from the catastrophe in Geelong forward of Sunday’s Western Derby in opposition to Fremantle.
“I feel we have got to be pragmatic about all of it,” Simpson informed 3AW.
“We have got to personal it, that is what it was. That is what it felt like watching it and speaking to the gamers they did precisely that and let themselves down.
“We simply did not discover a approach to keep concerned within the sport and as soon as we bought to the purpose of no return, I believed our gamers discovered it actually troublesome to re-engage.”
The Eagles rapidly returned house after the round-six sport, regardless of Perth getting into a snap three-day lockdown on Saturday.
West Coast might be allowed to renew coaching as regular on Tuesday after WA premier Mark McGowan introduced the top of the lockdown.
“We bought again to Perth on Saturday night time, (I) had a few scotches and went to mattress fairly fast,” Simpson mentioned.
“All our conferences have been on Zoom and (on Tuesday) it is enterprise as ordinary, besides sporting masks.”
Star defender Jeremy McGovern remains to be not sure how extreme his adductor damage is after he failed to complete Saturday’s sport and was subbed out within the first quarter.