Leigh Leopards boss Adrian Lam wasn’t that happy with his side after they lost to Salford Red Devils today despite pushing them right to the end of the game.
Speaking after the game on Sky Sports, he explained why his side lost as he expressed his frustration and the fact he is getting tired of some errors.
He said: “Very frustrated, we just didn’t build pressure when we had the ball in good areas.
“We hung in well and then just gave the ball up at the other end whenever their was a chance.
“Too often, too many dumb things.
“Yes there are lessons along the way and we need to change things but I am just getting tired of it.”
That said, he spoke about sticking together and getting smarter.
He believes that is the key to Leigh climbing the table:
“It’s about sticking together through these moments and as a team getting smarter.
“There was definitely effort there. Our execution has been really good at times this year and at times it has been really poor.
“I think there was a spell when they had nine sets in a row and they blew out to 16-6 ahead and we just couldn’t manage that.
“There are good points during our games at the moment but there are some things we need to cut out.
“We wait till the last minute of the game to move the ball when it’s too late.”
After hearing this, Jamie Jones-Buchanan was impressed by his desire to be the best already:
“They looked like they tried too hard for me, they didn’t look like they had the composure they needed for me.
“But in time as that team comes together and plays more weeks, it will come but I love the fact Adrian Lam is greedy.
“It shows the desperation and what they’re doing on the training field to get there because he understands the potential in his side.”
Meanwhile, Phil Clarke said they had more potential than any other side:
“They have more potential than any other side in the league, they just need more time on the field together.
“Several Super League sides I think will make signings from this country or overseas. Who gets the best one we don’t know and we will have to wait and see.
“They have the potential if he wants to continue to spend and they have the salary cap space I don’t see why not.”