But Bateman is confident they can turn their stuttering Four Nations campaign around.
“Definitely. You look at the passion and pride we’ve got, it’s always been there,” the Wigan forward said.
“It’s just little stuff that cost us – we didn’t touch the ball for the last 10 minutes of the first half. That’s when they scored.
“We fix that up and we can beat anyone. [There’s] no worry. We’ve got the players, we’ve got the coaching staff.
Bateman said the mood in the England camp was “a bit down” following the 17-16 defeat.
“It’s a bit up and down in there,” he said.
“Obviously the score didn’t really reflect what we wanted. It’s one of those things you can’t settle on, we have to move on to next week and go again.
“The mood in the camp’s a bit down but we know what we’ve done and we know the positives we have to take out of it.
“It’s only a little change, so we’re looking forward to next week now.”