Eagles always retained belief despite form slump

SEN - Wed, 11th Jul 2018 - 0 Comments

West Coast midfielder Elliot Yeo says the Eagles never strayed from the formula that has made them so successful this season, despite their poor run of form.

Adam Simpson’s side ground out a vital 11-point win over GWS at Optus Stadium on Sunday to snap a three game losing streak and get their season back on track.

Yeo and the rest of his teammates always maintained that things would turn if they continued to stick to what served them so well for the first 11 games.

“We just knew that if we prepared the same as what we have done previously, it was all going to fall into place, and eventually it did and we didn’t change too much,” he told SEN’s Time On.

“It wasn’t panic stations or crisis mode or anything like that. We knew we had a process to stick too, and as you saw on the weekend it came through.”

West Coast take on high-flying Collingwood on Sunday, and the star Eagle is looking forward to the rare opportunity of playing at the MCG and the challenge the Magpies possess.

“It’s tough sometimes because we don’t get to play at the MCG that much, so it’s probably one of those ones where it’s going to be a really good game and I’m looking forward to the fight,” Yeo said.

“Obviously they’re (Collingwood) second on the ladder and they’re having a really good year so far, and so are we.

“It’s going to be game on and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

Listen to Elliot Yeo’s chat on SEN’s Time On with Brett Phillips in the player below