Coyne: "No need to panic"
Perth Glory veteran Jamie Coyne insists it's not time to hit the panic button, despite the club’s recent drop in form.
Perth Glory veteran Jamie Coyne insists it's not time to hit the panic button, despite the club-s recent drop in form.
Speaking on Tuesday morning, Coyne said an extensive video review session had given the players plenty to work on at training this week ahead of Saturday's clash with Central Coast at the SFS.
"I don't think you need to panic," declared Coyne.
"Obviously things aren't going right but I think you can panic if there's no answer to the problems that you see."
"If we were (saying), 'Oh my god', and throwing out hands up in the air and no one knew how to change things, then I think it would be time to panic."
"But we know what we need to work on, the coach is confident we can turn things around, the players are confident we can."
Coyne said the best indicator of a form turnaround was the fact the players remained upbeat at training.
"If you saw players coming in and moping around and sulking and stuff like that throughout the week, then that's not good," he said.
"As a professional sportsperson, you've got to try and remain confident."
"If you do the hard work during the week, that should give you the confidence on the match day to go on and do well."
"You don't always get the result but we can't cry about them things."
Coyne felt the side may have been too attacking in recent weeks in a bid to collect three points..
"We've probably been a little bit too much going for the win all the time," Coyne said.
"Instead of probably trying to consolidate things and really not concede and maybe pinch a goal, just to break it or even get a draw."
"(But) there's been a few things that Fergie's (interim coach Ian Ferguson) talked to us about and we've had a chat and hopefully they'll improve this weekend."