Blues on right track says Teague

14 September 2020 16:35:47 GMTPlus10

Carlton coach David Teague believes the Blues are on the right path despite seeing their finals hopes rubbed out by lowly Adelaide on Sunday.

The Blues needed to win to keep their top-eight hopes alive but the game was pretty much over in the opening quarter as the bottom-placed Crows raced into a five-goal lead at quarter time.

Teague's men did fight back in the second half at Metricon Stadium, but it was too little too late as Adelaide held on to a 16-point win.

The Blues now need a miracle to make the eight, which will involve beating second-placed Brisbane by a huge margin and a number of other results going their way.

Despite the setback, Teague says the club are heading in the right direction, they just need to find consistency.

"I don't think it's a big step. I think we're not far off and our fans may be a bit disappointed because we haven't been able to execute, but for periods of games we have," Teague told reporters after the game.

"Our players have belief in it. Our next step is being able to do it for longer and to do it more consistently particularly when the pressure's really on. We need to stay calm and get the job done.

"Right now we've probably shown that we haven't been able to do that, but I really believe in this group."

Meanwhile, Carlton co-captain Sam Docherty looks set to miss the final game of the season against the Lions after damaging his calf against the Crows.

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