Adrian Lam: We were our own worst enemy

Wigan coach Adrian Lam says he was shocked by his team’s poor performance as they were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Hull.

The Warriors suffered a 20-10 defeat to Hull at Headingley in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals, their first defeat of the campaign so far.

Lam said: “I’m devastated. We couldn’t have brought any better form into the game.

“We just didn’t give ourselves a chance, we played uncharacteristically. It was a real odd one.

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“We kicked out on the full, all that garbage is not what we’re about. There were so many errors, we couldn’t build any pressure or momentum.

“We were our own worst enemy. As soon as a team like Hull get in front with the kicker they got, they strangle you.

“I didn’t see that coming and we’ll address that tomorrow. I know how disappointed and upset they are in there and so they should be.

“We’ll go away from this and we’ll be steeled better but there was no need for it to happen.”

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  1. Don’t blame the player’s, blame the coach. French should have been fullback, Hardaker at centre , Farrell in the second row and Manfriedi should have started. Get back to something like our starting line up plus it would have mixed it up for Hull. As soon as French went to fullback in the last 10mins we started to play a bit. Not saying with hindsight I said it before kickoff 😡😡😡😡😡

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