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Wests Tigers players say a post-match serve from Coach Ivan Cleary has them determined to lift their performances this week as they look to bounce back from two losses in a row as they take on the New Zealand Warriors. 

While the Coach himself described his emotions as "frustrated" after the match, Matt Eisenhuth and David Nofoaluma said that seeing the normally calm and composed Cleary as annoyed as he was showed just how disappointing it was to surrender the two competition points on offer to the Parramatta Eels.

And for that, they're determined to ensure it doesn't happen again this weekend.

"He wasn't angry, it was more frustration I think, which was deserved," Eisenhuth said.

"We did a big video session today and everything we did wrong was in our control. We let them off the hook too many times, which is annoying because when we did get it right we really caused some damage.

"There were too many times we let them off and it was our own doing.

"It's definitely the most frustrated I've seen him after a loss. I think the other losses we've had have been disappointing because we could have won, but this one was frustrating because we threw it away.

Nofoaluma echoed the sentiments of Eisenhuth, pointing out that the emotion shown by the coach is something the side need to take notice of heading in to a tough away trip this weekend.

"He definitely wasn't happy, and everyone in the team has to own up to that," he said.

"We really beat ourselves and he made it clear that we can't just move on from that game — we've got to own up to it and take accountability and learn from it so it doesn't occur again.

"I think that would be up there with the most disappointed he's been after a game. I thought at one stage he was going to throw his chair or kick something, but him being a cool and calm person, he held it together. 

"I think it's the most frustrated I've seen him and I can understand where he's coming from.

"I think why he was so frustrated was that the game was in our hands. We kept turning the ball over to Parramatta, and we should have executed it better and it just didn't happen.

"We've got to learn from that because these two points will matter in the back end of the year.

"It does mean something for him to get frustrated because you never see it, and it means that something must be wrong. You don't want your coach frustrated, so we've got to stop it from happening.

"Most importantly, though, is that we've got to stop performances like that from happening in the team."

Wests Tigers will look to bounce back from two straight defeats when they face the New Zealand Warriors (also coming off a heavy defeat) at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, with kickoff at 5:30pm AEST.

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