Soliola admits Saints took things too easy

St Helens forward Sia Soliola feels that the Magic Weekend defeat to Warrington has actually done his team a favour.

The Samoa star believes that the “embarrassing” display that day gave the side the kick that they needed to start moving forard again.

“I think after the Warrington game, it was a little bit of a blessing in disguise,” he told reporters at St Helens.

“We were floating along on top a bit, and just getting through games rather than finishing off our games.

“We probably didn’t address the real issue of how we were approaching our games.

“I think since Huddersfield onwards, there’s been a big attitude change. Paul Wellens expressed how embarrassing we were against Warrington.

“A lot of the boys took that on board. This club didn’t deserve that, and they’ve delivered more.

“Nothing less than being first place is where this club needs to be.”

Soliola also feels that the aim of finishing top of Super League will be a goal to keep Saints motivated until the end of the regular season.

“You could say we were cruising, and coming into games thinking that everything was going to alright,” he added.

“The first eight games, but we’ve addressed that. Things have happened, we’re out of the Challenge Cup, and we had a rough April patch actually.

“We’re sitting on top now, and that’s where we want to be. It’s going to be a tough ask to try and finish there, but it’s a good goal for us.”

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