Riewoldt criticises Adelaide's "mock pressure" against Collingwood

SEN - Mon, 19th Aug 2019 - 0 Comments

Nick Riewoldt has compared Adelaide’s efforts to “mock pressure” in their 66-point loss to Collingwood on Saturday.

The loss marked the Crows’ second lowest score at Adelaide Oval in their history and their biggest losing margin at the venue.

Riewoldt attributes the loss to “mock pressure, training drill type stuff” during their performance.

“It was about the effort of the players,” he told SEN SA Breakfast.

“It was about the inability, particularly defensively, in that second half.

“Adelaide, they were appalling in the first half but they were still in the game.

“Conceding 85 marks, that’s an inability to find them and to defend.”

Riewoldt believes Adelaide's list hasn't been utilised properly thoughout the year, with Charlie Cameron’s departure standing out to him.

“Clearly, they’ve just got some players on their list that they just need to bang games into,” he said.

“It always hurts when you make moves like that with Charlie Cameron.

“It’s almost the Eddie Betts in reverse.

“He made Carlton look silly for a number of years and you wonder if Charlie Cameron’s going to do the same now to the Adelaide Crows.”

Hear Nick Riewoldt’s chat on SEN SA Breakfast in the player below.