Wigan boss Shaun Wane was hugely disappointed by the Warriors’ 26-18 defeat at Leeds Rhinos on Friday.
The result left Wigan fifth in the Super League table and Wane believes his team missed an opportunity against their Yorkshire rivals.
A late Carl Ablett try seals the win for the Rhinos. Wigan in it right until the death but it's Leeds who get over the line. pic.twitter.com/TacotYJsV4
— Wigan Warriors ?⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) March 31, 2017
Wane said: “I’m depressed. I thought we could have won it, we were just dumb – we were not smart enough.
“We had a load of young kids who gave everything but at this level effort is not enough.
“I 100 percent expected to win – we put 17 players out there who could have won and they’re devastated that they haven’t and I’m devastated.
“But I don’t want to take anything away from Leeds, who were the best team on the day.”