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Blues coach Teague reveals player feedback outlining area of improvement


David Teague is always looking to become a more well-rounded coach.

Teague, who was appointed Carlton’s permanent coach in August 2019 after replacing Brendon Bolton on an interim basis, received some feedback from his players regarding an area of improvement.

Usually measured in his approach, Teague’s ability to motivate is something he will look to address and improve on next season with the Blues looking to play finals for the first time since 2013.

“I think there are some great coaches that naturally are really good in the motivational space and you’ve probably got other coaches that are a bit more tactical,” Teague told SEN’s Bob and Andy.

“I think you’ve got to line yourself with your group and what they require at the time, and to be honest, a little bit of feedback I’ve received is I need to go down the motivational side a little bit more and to drag the players along.

“One of the great things this year about being in the hub was you got to spend a lot of time with the players you got the opportunity to have those incidental conversations.

“Like our players, they’re always looking to get better and learning and as a coaching group, we’re similar.”

Carlton finished 11th with seven wins in Teague’s first full season in charge, losing four of their last five games to miss the eight.

The Blues play Port Adelaide in their first Community Series pre-season match on February 21.


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