Lions on right track says Fagan

18 October 2020 15:08:01 GMTPlus11

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan insists the Lions are on the right track and will learn from their disappointment of missing out on the grand final.

For the second year running the Lions have failed to make it to the end of season showpiece after finishing in the top two.

On this occasion they were well beaten by Geelong, a side that has suffered plenty of finals heartbreak themselves over the last few years, and Fagan says they can learn from the Cats and what they have been through.

"We're on the right track," he said after the 40-point loss. "We've had a fantastic year and it didn't finish the way we wanted it to, but that's what happens when you get down to the last four.

"You face disappointment sometimes. It's that disappointment that hardens you in the long run.

"It's a process you have to go through unfortunately, I was hoping we wouldn't have to.

"We met a team tonight that's lost a lot of preliminary finals and they desperately wanted to get into a Grand Final and they showed that in the way they played tonight and all credit to them, I thought that was a brilliant performance by Geelong."

Fagan is also delighted for Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield, who knows how it feels to crash out at this stage.

"He's been through four preliminary final losses himself," Fagan added. "That's part of the process of becoming a really good footy club, to taste disappointment and grow from it.

"That's how you grow. That's what we've been doing for four years at this club."

The Richmond Tigers are priced at 9/10 to win the grand final.

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