Wessels calls for winning mentality

Date published: February 26 2017

Western Force coach David Wessels stated that his side need to learn how to win after their loss to the Waratahs.

The Western Force suffered a 19-13 loss to the Sydney side away on Saturday after leading them 13-9 at halftime.

The South African coach explained that because the side is inexperienced they need to prioritise which parts of the game they need to control.

“In some ways I’m very pleased with the enthusiasm of the guys, there’s nothing wrong there,” Wessels told AAP.

“But we’re a young side and we’ve just go to learn that detail matters and I think we gave away penalties and lost possession doing things that we know we should be doing better.

“Though I’m really angry because we lost that game and I actually think we should have won it, I do feel like the energy and the space that the team is in is a good one.

“The guys are really fighting for each other and that comes though in our defence.

Wessels also rued a lack of concentration for their loss.

“What we need to do as an inexperienced team that’s not used to winning, we need to learn how to win.

“It’s not good enough that we lose concentration in what Tess (Heath Tessman) calls the big moments.”