“Lost, not beaten!” is how Wigan Warriors Head Coach Adrian described Wigan’s exit from the Betfred Challenge Cup after his side’s defeat to Hull FC.
Lam was left disappointed by his first defeat of the season. He was highly critical of his players for the manner of the loss.
He said, “That is how I feel. We were our own worst enemy.
“In situations where we have lost games in my time here it has been like that but I was just frustrated it happened today.
“We have been really squeaky clean with everything and did not see that coming so we will address that tomorrow.
“They are upset and disappointed and so they should be. It was just a frustrating game.
“Our halves being unable to do what we planned to do and just error after error just kept going.”
Wigan led early on thanks to a try from Jake Bibby but man of the match Chris Satae posted two in response. Once his first had put them in front they were never behind again.
Lam highlighted how uncharacteristic it was from his team to go down in such circumstances and calls for improvement.
He added, “When things do not go our way, we have improved in that area.
“The last play of the game, we should have scored as well. You take that long to play that rugby that I want to play.
“Obviously, we will go away from this a better team for it.
“There was just no need for it to happen and that is the frustrating part and we will get to the bottom of that and then we will move on.”