After a disappointing result against the Roosters on Monday night, Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy acknowledges that his side needs to improve on their most recent efforts.
The fourth placed Storm are looking to make the most of their short turnaround and get back to their winning ways on Saturday night against a Panthers outfit intent on cementing a place inside the top eight.
“Obviously it was a pretty disappointing performance,” said Bellamy in Sydney on Wednesday.
“The Roosters played really well but that is not the sort of standards we've been setting this year.
Get to AAMI Park on Monday 15 June when Storm host the Eels. It's Monday mates night! Get your 2-for-1 tickets, food & drink offers.
“With a quick turnaround hopefully we can find a little bit more form and a lot more effort.”
Despite the initial disappointment, Bellamy is hopeful that the loss against the Roosters stands alone as a hiccup. Given his side’s consistency throughout the year, the coach is adamant his side can bring a better performance to Pepper Stadium this weekend.
“It was a disappointing performance but basically we've been pretty good all year, pretty consistent,” said Bellamy.
“Hopefully that is a hiccup, I'm sure it will be.”
“At the end of the day we've got no excuses with how we turned up.
“We need to turn up in a lot better frame of mind on Saturday night.”