Arthur: We're Our Own Worst Enemy
Dyldam Parramatta Eels Head Coach Brad Arthur has pointed to lack of possession as the simple reason behind the Eels' 48-0 loss against the Warriors in Round 18.
"We’re our own worst enemy," Arthur said.
"We’ve got no one to blame but ourselves."
"We tried hard in the second half, but that first half we didn’t give ourselves any opportunities.
"They had 18 sets to our 6 in the first 25 minutes, and in the first 10 or 15 minutes we’d made nearly 3 times the amount of tackles as them."
"So when you do get the ball your gassed, you’re tired. I know we couldn’t get across the try line but that was just frustration. At the end of the game we had to work that hard, do that much defence we were probably brain dead in attack."
But Arthur was also quick to point out the skills on display from the Warriors in front of their home crowd.
"They probably played a perfect half of footy [in the first half]," Arthur said.
"We’ve got to give credit to them, they controlled the game well, they kicked long, they ran hard."