West Coast Eagles captain Luke Shuey says the players are embarrassed following a 63-point defeat against the Sydney Swans and are determined to bounce back against Port Adelaide.
The Eagles are priced at 6/1 to make the AFL finals in 2022 but have managed to win just one game this season and currently sit in 16th place on the ladder.
The manner of the defeat against the Swans was a surprise as the Eagles had put on a good show the week before when defeating Collingwood with a depleted side.
They came crashing back down to earth against the Swans and Shuey accepts the performance just wasn’t good enough.
"We've spoken this week that once you step across the white line there's no excuse for poor performance," Shuey told reporters.
"We've been really disappointed with what we dished up. We're embarrassed. We feel bad for the thousands of people that came out to watch us play on Friday night and all around the state. Our supporter base deserved to see a better outing than that. That was disappointing.”
Shuey says it is now important they bounce back against Port Adelaide who have lost their opening five games of the season.
The Power are also desperate for the win and will be fighting for their lives. The Eagles will need a strong performance to get the points Shuey says.
"We're really excited to put in a strong performance after last week," Shuey added. "Sometimes you want the weekend to roll around as quick as possible so you can try and get out there and redeem yourself."