DEFEATED Giants coach Nathan Brown believes his players could be getting too carried away with some of the positive publicity they have been receiving.
After winning seven of their opening nine games to climb to second in Super League two weeks ago, the Giants have suffered successive heavy losses.
Last Saturday, they were beaten 34-6 at home to champions Leeds Rhinos and yesterday suffered a seven-try 40-28 defeat at Warrington Wolves.
Those reverses have left the Giants fourth in the League ladder ahead of next Sunday’s game against Celtic Crusaders as part of the Magic Weekend in Edinburgh.
And Brown fears that if his players don’t get back to the form they were showing in the opening weeks of the season, that slip down the table could continue.
“Warrington were too good for us and our defence again let us down,” admitted Brown.
“We simply surrendered too quickly.
“Perhaps too many people have been reading the papers, that could be why we saw a performance like this.
“We certainly didn’t get where we are in the ladder playing like we did in this game.
“We have got to get back to working hard for each other.
“That’s how we’ve been getting our wins this season, and that’s how we’ll get them again.
“Warrington played some good footy and were on the front foot all game.Related content
“When you start the game so meekly, as we did (the Giants conceded two tries in the opening five minutes) it’s always going to be tough.
“Unfortunately, they were more hungry and aggressive than us, and that’s very disappointing.”