Wane furious at deserved defeat

Wigan coach Shaun Wane was furious with his players after they lost 16-8 to Bradford Bulls at the Provident Stadium this weekend.

The shock defeat to the already relegated Bulls was something for which Wane took personal responsibility.

“I’m angry and we got what we deserved – absolutely, straight between our eyes,” he told reporters after the game.

“I must commend Bradford. They were the best team and they fully deserved their win. I’d have been embarrassed if we’d have won that at the end.

“We have to be mentally tougher than that – that’s the disappointing thing. I know on our day we can perform a lot better than that, and that’s down to me as head coach. I have to take it on the chin.

“Our attitude wasn’t the correct one today. And that’s down to me. It was far from anywhere near acceptable for me, just not good enough. but the players know that.

“Coming to Bradford was always going to be a tough one with what’s happened to them. But we turned up with the wrong attitude and got exactly what we deserved.”

Wane was also baffled by the way the game turned out, as his players had trained well in the lead-up to the fixture.

“It’s hard to get into the minds of the players but I thought our preparation was really good this week,” he added.

“I’m not really bothered what we do at Orrell, though. I’m bothered about what happens in the 80 minutes here, and what we dished up wasn’t good enough.”

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