Peet: It hurts
- Matt Peet spoke to the press following Wigan Warriors’ golden point defeat to Hull KR in the Semi-Final of the Challenge Cup.
- Peet: “It hurts for the players, the town, and everyone involved with the club that we don’t get to enjoy that wonderful experience.”
- FT | Hull KR 11-10 Wigan Warriors.
Matt Peet reflected on Wigan Warriors’ golden point defeat to Hull KR in the Semi-Final of the Challenge Cup at Headingley Stadium.
Speaking on emotions, Peet said: “I feel pride mainly, but it hurts that we don’t get to go to Wembley. It hurts for the players, the town, and everyone involved with the club – that’s where the pain comes, because they don’t get to enjoy that wonderful experience. It’s a mixture of those two things.”
Reflecting on the game, Peet said: “It’s a semi-final so we expected a very close game and I’m not surprised that it went right to the end. Both teams defended with so much energy and commitment. It’s frustrating to lose, but Hull KR are a good team and they deserve their place in the final.”
On players feelings: “There are some dejected players, some frustrated players, and some confused players. Our job as staff is to filter that, let it settle, and attack the rest of the season.”
Peet added: “There are moments we will look back on and wish that we had done things differently, but that’s what big games are about. We have a young team who are going to get games like that where things don’t go their way, but we just have to be better and deal with it.”
Speaking on effort, Peet said: “It was a semi-final that went to the death, and I can’t question anyone’s efforts. You can see from the reaction of the fans at the end that they seen a committed team and one they can be proud of.”