The tone of his voice emphasised Paul Gallen’s disappointment as to the Sharks start to the 2015 season just as much as the words he spoke when the Sharks skipper did his weekly radio chat with the Big Sports Breakfast earlier today.
Gallen was somewhat at a loss to explain his teams’ 0-4 beginning to the season but he wasn’t about to wave the white flag in surrender and rather than being daunted by upcoming matches against some of the leading contenders, was looking forward to the challenge.
“We’ve had a tough month and we are disappointed with ourselves,” Gallen said. “Now we’ve got the top four sides, the Roosters, Newcastle, Souths and the Panthers (over the next four rounds) but I see it as a good opportunity to bounce back against some top quality teams.
“Hopefully we can get a few wins up and we’ve got to stay positive and we’ve got to stick together.
“It’s not panic stations but we’ve put ourselves in a big hole.
“We’re disappointed and I can understand the Sharks fans are too. But it’s no use blaming anyone, we’ve just got to stick together, work hard and we’ll get out of this.”
In the lengthy interview with BSB hosts Michael Slater and Terry Kennedy, Gallen was also quizzed about the Cowboys come-from-behind win over the Storm last night, the fact that the Knights sit alone on top of the NRL ladder, as well as the Eels upset victory over Souths.
Listen to what Gallen had to say on the Sharks 2015 season start and other rugby league matters, by clicking on the link below to the Big Sports Breakfast podcast.
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