Knights TV spoke to Danny Levi and Jeremy Smith in the sheds after Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Sydney Roosters.
While the first half may have left plenty to desire for the Knights intent on bagging a win in front of a home crowd, it was a second half revival that restored belief.
Young hooker, Danny Levi entered the game from the bench halfway through the second stanza as the team began to build a revival.
“Even though we were down by heaps the boys dug from within and we started to mount a come back,” Levi said.
“It felt good.’’
"We definitely know we can conjure up a fight back.
"As we showed at the back end of the game, if we have possession, then we’ll get points.
“It’s something we need to keep working on."
The 19-year-old made his sixth NRL appearance on Sunday and loved the opportunity to test himself against a quality side in the Roosters.
“It’s an achievement for me playing against some of the world's best,” he said.
Experienced Knight Jeremy Smith agreed the red and blue showed courage to comeback from a dominating first half performance by one of the competition’s front-runners.
“We started the second half a bit slow, but as soon as we got into the grind, we started to put some points on them,” Smith said.
“If we start the first half a bit better, it could have been a different story."
A Knights squad overcome by injury saw a number of young, developing players move into the line-up.
“The Roosters are big boys and they keep coming at you,” Smith added.
“I thought the young blokes did pretty well to hold their own."
It was a solid game for Smith who topped the tackle count for the Knights with 36 tackles and scored his second try of the season in the 64th minute.
“It would have been good if it was a winning try, I suppose it’s the luck of the draw there,” he said.
"I was outside Gids (Kurt Gidley) and he popped it out to me."
Smith was quick to turn his attention to taking on the Wests Tigers next round.
“She’s on again next week and we have the Tigers in Campbelltown,” he said.
"I think if we can start the game a but better anything is possible then.
"The Tigers will be tough, we beat them up here last time they played up here, so they will be looking to get one back on us."