The Alouettes “have to look in the mirror”

The Alouettes «have to look in the mirror

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Eugene Lewis was the Alouettes' best offensive player in the backhand to Hamilton on Thursday, but the receiver didn't care about his personal stats after his team fell short to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. 

The Tiger-Cats, with their 1-5 loss record heading into the showdown, were an within reach of Danny Maciocia's troupe. 

But sunk by their lack of opportunism in the first half, the “Sparrows” (2-5) find themselves behind Hamilton in the Eastern standings, in third place.

“We all have to look in the mirror, because we are all in the same boat , hammered the American, in the moments that followed this loss of 24 to 17. We must jump on the ground and win a quarter at a time, seize our opportunities and be more disciplined. p>Twice the Blue Bombers

The next two games won't be any easier for Montreal, who will face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, leaders in the West with their immaculate record of 7-0. 

The veteran Lewis, who has accumulated 154 yards against the Tiger-Cats, however refuses to be intimidated by the opponent who will stand in front of him.

“  did he declare. I'm going to do the same as usual: try to give my team a chance to win. And I know my teammates think like me. 

“I realize the Blue Bombers are at the top of the standings, but you can't think like that,” added the wide receiver. What we have to do is face adversity and win these games. » 

Maciocia advocates patience

The defense of the Alouettes is in trouble this season. Only once has she allowed less than 20 points in a game. It was Week 3 of the season, in a 37-13 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 

And the setbacks haven't eased since Noel Thorpe took charge , three weeks ago. 

In this case, Maciocia calls for patience. The pilot stresses that his protégés have to adapt to a new game system. 

“I still think that we have improved a lot in this area. You have to give them time: they've only had six practices [since Thorpe's return].