Catalan Dragons were complacent, says head coach

Catalan Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous believes his side were incredibly complacent in the opening game of Magic Weekend, as they edged past bottom club London Broncos by the narrowest of margins.

The Dragons were far from their best, but a slender 24-22 win moved them into the top eight of the competition for the first time this season. However, the Frenchman was far from happy with his side’s effort out on the field, despite that win.

When asked if his side were complacent, he claimed: “Yes. It’s always hard when you play an opposition side who haven’t had a win, because you start to think it will be easy. When you look at the videos and see them conceding lots of tries you start to believe it will be really easy.

“We created enough opportunities to win by two or three tries but we didn’t. It’s the same message over and over again. No matter who the opposition are in the Super League you have to work hard.”

Frayssinous also claimed the Dragons were lucky, as Josh Drinkwater’s failed conversion ultimately proved the difference between the sides. However, he did reassert he was delighted with the two points which moves them into the top eight.

“It’s about being lucky. The performance wasn’t good enough to win by more than two points, so we’ve been very lucky – especially because Drinkwater didn’t convert the goal.

“I’m not happy with the performance but I’m very happy with the two points to be honest. We have to put that behind us because I’m really not happy.”

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