Warrington centre Peter Mata’utia has promised the club’s fans that the players are doing everything they can to turn around their poor run of form.
After winning their first three games the Wolves have now lost seven of their last nine and could well do without facing the champions St Helens next up on Thursday night.
But with pressure growing on the players and head coach Daryl Powell, Mata’utia has urged supporters to stick with the side as they adjust to a new way of playing under Powell.
“I don’t know one successful person who has ever had it easy,” Mata’utia told this week’s Love Rugby League Podcast.
“For Warrington as a team it’s happening right now and pretty early in the season.
“I’ve come to a club where they’ve been with a system for so long and change is hard because it is different. I hope the boys can get used to the new system and we can start pulling some things together.”
Peter Mata’utia tells fans: Stick with us
The 31-year-old Mata’utia is in his first season at the Halliwell Jones Stadium after following Powell from Castleford.
He admits the players are hurting after their difficult start to the season. And he says that professional sport is one of the most unforgiving jobs on the planet.
“We don’t go out there to lose on purpose. We want to win every game and we are trying,” he said.
“I say to my little brother (Sione) that I don’t know any other job where you rock up to work; and face somebody who is purposely trying to make you have a bad day at work.
“Besides being an athlete, I don’t know any other jobs where you get faced with that.
“We try our best to win and we are facing other people who just want to ruin our day. It’s a tough gig and not everybody is made for this sport.”