Knights TV spoke to nib Newcastle Knights forward Herman Ese'ese after the loss to the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday.
The 23-year-old registered his first try for the Club in the 42nd minute of the match, but admits it would have been better to get the result.
"Apart from the try, it was pretty disappointing how that game ended, and all the boys are really disappointed with the result," Ese'ese said.
"All we can do is go back to training, train hard and hopefully get the result that we want next week."
Ese'ese, who had five tackle breaks and 93 per cent tackle accuracy for the game, felt defensively on Saturday they didn't stand up to the challenge.
"We were poor to be honest," he commented.
"I think if we can get our defence right, and get the ruck right, we can win.
"Personally, I think Connor (Watson) and Lamby (Brock Lamb) did a really good job controlling the team, and I guess there were a few unlucky moments.
"We need to clean up those area and hopefully we'll do a better job this week."
This week it will be back on home soil for Beanie for Brain Cancer Round, with the newly announced name change for the stadium to 'Beanie for Brain Cancer Stadium' and the launch of the Knights Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie for Brain Cancer jersey.
Ese'ese maintains it will be great to be back at home against the Cronulla Sharks.
"It will be good to go back there and play in front of a home crowd after that tough loss, and hopefully we get the win for them," Ese'ese said.
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