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Sydney Roosters Captain Jake Friend and backrower Aidan Guerra addressed the media on Monday morning.

They were each asked to offer their views on a number of topics, including the heart-breaking golden point loss against the Warriors on Sunday afternoon.

“Obviously we want to take some things out of the game yesterday but we’ve just got to get back and find a way to get that win. We’re getting close but its disappointing to not be able to close the games out,” said Friend.

With three of the Roosters last four games being defeats by a margin of four points or less, Friend and Guerra were honest in their appraisal of where the team was at.

“We have had three close games where we were in a position to win and no one’s fault but ourselves we lost it so we’re shouldering that responsibility,” said Guerra.

Skipper Jake Friend echoed Guerra’s thoughts, adding: “All the boys are doing everything they can to try and turn this around, so whilst it’s not where we wanted to be, we know that and we’re working hard to change that.”

Friend also spoke confidently about his belief that the team would continue to improve.

“As a Club, we’re sticking together and we are improving, so as long as we keep doing that week in and week out, the wins will come. We’ve done it before,” said Friend.

In looking ahead to playing Souths on Friday night, Friend said: “We were disappointed with how we played in the first game against the Rabbits so there’s a bit of fire there.

"It’s a great rivalry and it’s a good challenge for our pack and the rest of the team.

“It’s going to be a tough game, but we’re up for it,” he added.

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.