Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane claimed that the best side won Thursday night’s clash against Huddersfield, and admitted although his young side were good enough to win the game, they lacked the ‘toughness’ to get the job done.
The Warriors boss quickly rebuffed claims that the clash – which Wigan lost 31-22 – was a game too far for his young side, citing their early 12-0 lead as proof they should have got the job done. And Wane admitted his team played like a side who had been given plenty of praise after their impressive victory at Salford last time out.
“We turned over too much ball in the second-half, and you can’t win games like that. The team that was out there was good enough to win the game, but they simply wanted it more,” a disappointed Wane said.
“They played like a team who has had a tough week after their loss to St Helens, and we played like a side who have had a pat on the back from me.
“We weren’t really that tough today. It’s disappointing the decisions went against us, but there’s no point complaining about them anymore.
“The best team won by the way, 100 percent they were better than us. They handled the conditions better than us, but we put ourselves under unnecessary pressure.”