Credit to Catalans: Tautai

Credit to Catalans: Tautai

  • Taulima Tautai looks back on Wigan Warriors’ 33-16 defeat to Catalans Dragons.

  • Over 4,000 Cherry and White supporters travelled to Barcelona’ Camp Nou on Saturday.

  • Tautai: “We have to make it up to our fans next Saturday and put a much-improved performance in.”

Taulima Tautai was disappointed for the Cherry and White faithful who watched Wigan Warriors fall to defeat in Barcelona on Saturday.

A record Super League attendance of 31,555, including over 4,000 Wigan fans, watched Catalans Dragons beat the reigning Betfred Super League champions 33-16 at the Camp Nou.

Tautai said: “It felt like a bigger defeat than what it was at full-time. To play at the Camp Nou is, for me, a dream come true as I’m a big Barcelona fan. It’s disappointing for the fans who came a long way to support us.

“We had the fan day on Friday, and we couldn’t believe the turnout. Even after the game to see them applauding us after that performance meant a lot to us.”

The prop forward said it was the small mistakes that resulted in the Warriors’ defeat and stated his side must respond and give something back to the Cherry and White faithful at the Magic Weekend at Anfield against Warrington Wolves.

“Simple errors cost us but that shouldn’t take it away from the Catalans’ performance. They played very well and all we can do now is learn from what went wrong and look forward to next week.

“If we cut those little errors out of our game, I believe we will be a hard team to beat, but they still keep popping up, so we need to work on that in training this week.

“We have to make it up to our fans next Saturday and put a much-improved performance in.”

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