Tigers are hurting – Murphy

Date published: October 10 2014

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Leicester assistant backs coach Geordan Murphy admits the playing and coaching staff are hurting ahead of Friday’s clash with Quins.

Leicester Tigers assistant backs coach Geordan Murphy admits their playing and coaching staff are hurting ahead of Friday’s meeting with Harlequins.

Tigers have won two out of their opening five games this season and have been victorious just once in their last seven matches against Quins.

But former full-back Murphy is determined to turn things around, starting at Welford Road on Friday.

“Our confidence is probably dented but the players and coaches have to pull in the right direction,” he told the Leicester Mercury.

“Things are tough at the moment and we are all competitive guys who want to win every week.

“I know it hurts the supporters but it hurts the players and coaches more than anyone.

“It’s tough for the fans and we appreciate they are hurting and we want to give them something to cheer about. At Tigers, we are not accustomed to losing three games in a row and maybe that creates a bit more pressure but that’s okay.

“We have had some pretty dark hours after these defeats and it has been tough.

“But we have good players and it will happen, it will return.

“Anytime you are in a hole, there is only one thing you can do and that is grab a spade and dig yourself out of it.”

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