Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir has instructed his gamers to not wallow in self pity after their embarrassing 53-point loss to Carlton in Perth.
The Dockers’ finals hopes are on skinny ice after they crashed to 14th with their fourth loss in 5 video games.
The dearth of battle displayed in opposition to Carlton was a serious speaking level after Sunday’s match, with the Blues successful the clearance battle 42-35 regardless of dropping the hit-outs 70-18.
The Blues kicked eight consecutive objectives both aspect of halftime to open a 64-point lead by the ultimate change.
Such was the discontent within the 49,469-strong crowd, some Dockers followers booed their very own gamers at three-quarter time.
Fremantle’s activity turns into nonetheless tougher this week, with the Dockers dealing with ladder leaders Collingwood on the MCG on Saturday in a repeat of final 12 months’s semi-final.
Longmuir is urging his gamers to maneuver on rapidly from the disappointing loss to Carlton.
“Do not wallow in your personal self pity,” Longmuir mentioned.
“We’re all disenchanted. However we have six days’ lead-up to an excellent problem.
“So we have to get round one another. We have to assist one another get higher and we have to bounce again.”
The third quarter in opposition to Carlton was significantly brutal because the Blues slammed by six objectives to nil to ice the sport.
“Undoubtedly in that third quarter we internalised, received caught in our personal heads,” Longmuir mentioned.
“The scoreboard received uncontrolled, gamers would have been frightened about their very own kind, and we simply went away from any resemblance of a linked model.
“We spoke about that at three-quarter time and it was higher within the final quarter.
“You have to battle by momentum as a crew, you may’t battle by it individually. We tried to battle particular person battles fairly than connecting as a crew.”
Longmuir would not assume his gamers gave up.
“Nobody offers up. It is simply you internalise in these moments and it seems to be such as you simply turn into disconnected and that is what occurs,” he mentioned.
“We went about it the improper approach and we would have liked gamers to be the glue in these moments and we simply did not have sufficient.
“We’ll hold educating our gamers and speaking by these conditions throughout the week.”
Fremantle (7-9) will in all probability must win six of their final seven video games to sneak into the finals.
However with a run residence together with video games in opposition to Collingwood (away), Geelong (away), Brisbane (residence) and Port Adelaide (residence), Fremantle face an uphill battle.
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