St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said his side just didn’t work as hard as their opponents in their defeat at Wakefield.
Trinity became just the second team to beat Saints this season following a 24-20 scoreline at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
And Holbrook was disappointed with the effort his side showed.
Speaking after the game, he said: “Wakefield played well today and all credit to them.
“They worked harder than us. We would make a break and they had players coming from everywhere to stop it. Then they would break and score. I was really disappointed with our effort.
“We kept going until the end and had a chance of getting away with it but when you look at the 80 minutes, that 15-minute period in the first half cost us. It’s unlike us this year to let soft tries in, we did that today and that is why we didn’t get the win.
“It’s important to bounce back now. I don’t want to take anything from Wakefield as they were great, but we need to bounce back on Friday and play better that’s for sure.”
Next up for St Helens is a game against Huddersfield Giants at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday, 8pm kick-off.