Lam looking for immediate improvement

Date published: September 4 2016

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Connacht will not start panicking after their surprising heavy defeat to Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.

The defending PRO12 champions were blown away 41-5, their biggest home defeat since Lam took over more than three years ago.

“I’ve been in this game long enough to know you come off these games and can bounce back. The last time we got done like this was over in Edinburgh and we bounced back and beat Toulouse. But that will only come if the work is put in and there will be some interesting footage that we will go through,” Lam told The42.

“We played a pretty good side there but you could tell we were slightly off our game. Errors were costly and spent a lot of time on defence from our own turnovers,” added Lam.

“And when you give a quality side like that an opportunity to play, you are asking for trouble. But everything is fixable and we will go back and go through our process, the same as we do whether we win or lose.

“We started well and we opened them up a few times but just turning the ball over made it difficult for us. It’s one of those things, we have got to take the learnings from it.

“The good times don’t change your character and in these sort of moments we have a great opportunity to learn here.

“When you are down and your are chasing it, it tends to go one of two ways. You either close them up or it goes the other way because you put a lot of energy trying to keep the ball. And then if you lose it they can pounce and a quality team like Glasgow will punish you.”

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