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We have to believe that first win is coming soon
10:30am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Sport
WHEN you are losing week to week you can have a feeling of not knowing where the next win will come from.
I have been in that situation before in my career and I know we will come out of it because of the good environment we have at Sixways.
That is down to the coaching staff and, if we didn’t have that environment, I wouldn’t be as positive, but we players just have to keep working hard and things will turn around for us at some point.
The Aviva Premiership defeat at Wasps on Saturday was bitterly disappointing.
Against Quins the week before, we were out-played, but that wasn’t the case at Adams Park.
We did OK for the first-half and put some good pressure on them and at half-time we spoke about how confident we were of playing in the right areas.
However, they came out and scored two quick tries out of nothing, which left us once again chasing the game.
The way we reacted to the pressure Wasps put us under was also disappointing.
Rather than regrouping, we reacted poorly and Wasps were dominant for the last 20 minutes.
There are a few on-going issues with discipline and giving away far too many penalties.
I speak about this every week and it will be frustrating for the Warriors fans reading this but, believe me, we are just as frustrated by it.
Some of it comes from us being under pressure in games and the normal thing for some players to do in that situation is to be indisciplined in trying to save a try being scored.
Our game management was disappointing at Wasps too.
We played too much in the wrong areas and got caught out — we need to be smarter.
It is a myth that the best teams play the most rugby — just look at the All Blacks or, in the Premiership, Saracens.
The best teams are the ones with the best kicking games and we have to learn from our mistakes.
Newcastle come to Sixways on Saturday and it is now a massive match — that is not because we are playing the newly-promoted side, though, but it is massive because we have lost our first four games.
The Falcons will have their tails up and will probably be thinking we are there for the taking, so the game is pretty much a must-win for us now.
We still have confidence in our environment, but it doesn’t help losing four games in a row.
Confidence is the biggest thing in sport and we can’t get too down-hearted about the results.
George Porter and Chris Brooker made their comebacks from long-term injuries at Wasps and it is good to have them adding to the squad.
We’ve also got Paul Warwick, James Percival and Alex Grove nearly fit again, while we’ll have three Argentinean internationals coming in soon and they will all add a lot to our overall squad strength.