Arthur: "It’s a missed opportunity”
Post Match Press Conference: Brad Arthur, Round 23

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Parramatta Eels coach Brad Arthur says his side missed an opportunity to jump into the top four, following their 6-12 loss to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Round 23.

Here’s what he had to say in the post-match press conference.

On the Eels’ performance

“There was some good footy played, but they dragged us into a fight and pressured us out of it, I thought. We’ve just got to be a bit more patient. Over the last six or seven weeks we have been building our game pretty good and just in a hurry, I thought, this week and last week. So make sure we go away and have a good look at it. The boys said all the right things after the game in the sheds but we have to go and action it next week,” Arthur said.

On the Bulldogs' penalty try

“Well I think he (Mitch Moses) played it with his foot, so it probably was a penalty try,” Arthur said.

On Nathan Brown’s shoulder charge

“I haven’t had a real close look at it, but I thought his arm was away from his body,” Arthur said.

On the aggression in the game

“Yeah I thought both teams went after each other. They (Bulldogs) were desperate and kept turning up. Every time we made a pass or moved the ball around, they just kept getting bodies around the ball, they played well and really aimed up,” Arthur said.

On missing out on moving into top four

“It’s a lost opportunity, it’s disappointing, but we have to aim up next week. There is still and opportunity to get another win next week,” Arthur said.