Geelong coach Chris Scott is happy with his facet for knuckling down and getting the win over the GWS Giants following a “difficult week”.
Chris Scott has credited the complete soccer division for Geelong’s convincing 53-point victory over the GWS Giants.
“It was a really difficult week for us,” stated Scott, who was pressured to reshuffle his line-up after a number of accidents.
“It felt to us that everything that could go wrong was going wrong in the lead up to the game.
“I’m so proud of one our players, but two, the system that our assistant coaches and development coaches and everyone at Geelong has put in place to find a way under trying circumstances.
“It speaks to the system that has been put in place over a long period of time.”
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Scott pulled the enjoying group collectively on subject after the ultimate siren and he revealed that his message to them was certainly one of confidence.
“The message was when we are really clear on what it is we are trying to do and we go out really committed to executing it, we are a pretty good team,” he stated.
Joel Selwood, Shaun Higgins and Max Holmes all performed in spherical seven however accidents pressured them out of the line-up to face GWS, whereas Esava Ratugolea didn’t return as Scott had hoped.
Geelong was additionally left with a ruck disaster on the eve of the match after Rhys Stanley was dominated out with an ankle harm.
Utility Mark Blicavs was thrown within the deep finish because the primary ruckman and his capability to not solely curtail the affect of Giants ruck Braydon Preuss however to harm GWS going the opposite approach was pleasing for Scott.
Giants coach Leon Cameron conceded that Geelong received the ruck battle.
“I’d like to think (the late change didn’t affect us), but clearly the indicators are that they won that battle,” he stated.
“They won it at ground level, and they won it around the ground.”
Cameron lamented his facet’s “flat” efficiency after a tough month.
“We have been on the road for five weeks and Geelong zapped us from the start,” stated Cameron.
“We couldn’t get that run and flow we had last week which led to a flat performance.
“You can’t threaten a team like the Cats with 4.12.
“They threw a few curveballs at us that we didn’t handle.”
But he has held agency on his mantra that 2022 is a “marathon”, not a dash and that the Giants usually are not going to provide in.
“We are not a club that’s going to shy away from hard work,” he stated.
“The season is a huge marathon, we see results every week, how did one side beat another?
“We need to stay in this marathon, there will be some challenges along the way.
“We are trying to find our way and we are evolving as a young team, but we took a step back today and are disappointed with our performance.”
The Giants face a crunch conflict in opposition to the Blues subsequent weekend while the Cats tackle the Saints at Marvel Stadium.