Levi: The harder I tried, the worse it got

nib Newcastle Knights hooker Danny Levi expressed his disappointment following Sunday’s loss at McDonald Jones Stadium.  

“I thought I let myself down with two dropped balls and a forward pass,” Levi said.

“I just didn’t want to come off the field, I really wanted to try and make up for that.

“The harder I tried, the worse it got for me, but I can only move forward from it and hopefully I’ll be better next week.

“We are all disappointed with ourselves, there are a few heartbroken fellas but that’s footy and you have to get on with it.”

Levi said the players need to take responsibility for the performance.

“I thought it was solely on us players and our performance just wasn’t there,” explained Levi.

“(The coach) can only do so much and the rest is up to us and we’ve got to be better.

“We are the ones that have to cop it because he’s given us the tools and the right direction and we’ve just got to be able to put that on the field.”

Despite the disappointment, Levi hopes the fans continue their support the team.

“There was a big crowd there, it was a big day and they all came out for us so the performance we gave them, wasn’t good enough,” Levi admitted.

“We just hope they stick strong with us, that’s what we need.

“We need them supporting us each week and we’ve definitely got to give something back to them so that’s what we’re going to be aiming for, for the rest of the games.”

The Knights turn their focus to their Round 18 clash with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore.

Levi still harbours plenty of optimism for redemption this Sunday.

“They are a big side that havee a few players out this week and hopefully we can get up,” he said.

“I am sure the boys will get over this one, we have before and we’ll be raring to go.”

Three grades will be in action this Sunday at Belmore Sports Ground. NYC kick off at 12 noon before ISP at 1.45pm and NRL at 4pm.