Carlton coach Michael Voss says folks can be flawed to imagine the Blues can’t “thrive” within the ultimate moments of tight video games after a irritating draw within the season opener.
The Blues have now performed in three consecutive AFL video games determined by lower than a objective, coming away with solely final weekend’s two premiership factors.
Kysaiah Pickett’s matchwinning objective with 11 seconds left toppled the Blues by 5 factors in spherical 22 final season earlier than worse heartbreak adopted with the notorious one-point loss to Collingwood.
The Magpies additionally held off a late barrage to defeat the Blues by 4 factors in spherical 11, however Carlton did win two video games determined by underneath a objective in 2022, towards Hawthorn and Port Adelaide.
Voss stated there have been some selections made late within the Richmond sport he wished could possibly be taken again, however there have been no structural points with Carlton’s method through the ultimate phases.
“We had an important dialogue, there’s some actually vital classes out of that. As soon as we appeared on the system, we felt just like the boys actually stayed linked by these moments,” Voss stated.
“They had been in a position to execute what we had been after from a system standpoint.
“There’s in all probability a few selections that we wish again. Once you undergo these moments, the unlucky factor for those who don’t end it, there’s clearly going to be a good give attention to it.”
Carlton was in a greater place to ship in essential moments following the draw, Voss stated.
“I feel each workforce needs to be sitting there enjoying in entrance of 88,000 folks, the sport’s on the road, you’re in these moments and the way do you thrive in these moments?” he stated.
“I feel we’re making an actual assumption right here that we haven’t been in a position to thrive in these moments beforehand.
“There’s been lots the place we’ve thrived and there’s been large moments the place our leaders have stood up.”
Voss stated the Blues would discover their “candy spot” with how they might use the brand new substitute rule after bringing on prolific runner Lochie O’Brien for the ultimate quarter towards Richmond.
He stated George Hewett can be examined in a while Wednesday after his hand was stood on towards Richmond, whereas Marc Pittonet was “able to go” if required towards Geelong on Thursday night time.
“I feel the place the dialogue has been misplaced with Pitto is we’ve kind of forgotten that he simply wasn’t prepared,” Voss stated.
“Possibly that was a bit of bit clouded by the very fact he performed the week earlier than, however we had no different sport to play, so we felt like we wanted to get a sport underneath his belt, at the least a half.
“He’s obtained one other sport underneath his belt, he’s actually said a case, that’s for certain. We really feel like he’s effectively and really nearer to with the ability to come again into the AFL workforce.”