A contrite Brian Cuthbert conceded his team had let a lot of people down, including themselves, after yesterday’s 12-point defeat.
He didn’t go as far as extending an apology to Cork supporters but admitted they had grossly underperformed.
“Everything is on the table for review. We’ll just have to go back and look at everything and see where we go from here. We enter a new competition; we haven’t won this competition. We dust ourselves off and go again – that’s the nature of this thing.
“But we’re hugely disappointed that we’ve left a huge amount of people down, especially ourselves. We looked a yard off and they turned us over quite easily and we found it very difficult to turn them over, so certainly, they looked sharper than us, definitely.
He added: “I’m not apologising to the Cork public because the lads went out and did their very best. You lose games – fair enough, that happens but from the group’s point of view we’re very disappointed with what we did there.”
“It’s going to take a huge effort form the team to come back, that’s what we have to do. The biggest disappointment to me was that there seemed to be such a big gulf between the two teams.
“That’s two bad performances in a row, Tipperary and now again. We have to see what haven’t we been doing right and try to work it out.”
Although he praised Kerry, what made the defeat that much worse was they weren’t completely on song. “They weren’t particularly at their brilliant best. They kicked wides that you’d normally say they would score.
“At the same time we made it very easy for them. We stood off them and didn’t put any pressure on the ball at all. ”<
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