Harlequins boss Conor O’Shea admits that after three defeats in their first six games this season, much improvement is needed.
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea admits that after three Premiership defeats in their first six games this season, much improvement is needed.
O’Shea was speaking after his side suffered a 22-16 loss to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Friday.
“They controlled the territory and they won the kicking game,” he said.
“We know we’re not playing the way we like to and the way we can.
“The one time we actually got into their 22 and held onto the ball, we scored, but if you don’t hold onto the ball you’re not going to do that.”
Leicester were under pressure ahead of the match, after losing their three previous matches to Gloucester, London Irish and Bath, but O’Shea expected a better performance from their hosts.
“We knew the Tigers would come out firing but it wasn’t the greatest match, was it? It was two teams that were pretty tense but they got on top,” he added.
“We’re not where we want to be, we know that, but it’s a long season and we will fight and we know we’ll get better as the season goes on.
“There was always going to be one team that was going to be pretty disappointed coming away from here and it’s us tonight but we won’t be downhearted.”