Carlton coach Mick Malthouse was in a defiant mood despite watching his side slip to its fourth loss in five matches against the previously winless Brisbane Lions.
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The Blues lead for a majority of the match, but a late surge from the Lions saw they away side claim the four points at Etihad Stadium.
While Carlton remain ahead of the Lions in 17th position, Malthouse said his side had “bottomed right out”.
However, the veteran coach said he remained committed to the Blues.
“I find that strange that you’d ask (if I’m determined to see the job through). What’s my history? Just turn the toes up and go, do you reckon?” Malthouse is quoted as saying by AFL.com.au.
“The simple fact is that while a job is there to be done I will be doing the best I possibly can, along with the rest of the match committee.”
It doesn’t get any easier for Malthouse’s side next week, as they come up against an in-form Greater Western Sydney outfit at Etihad Stadium next Saturday.
The Giants go into the clash on the back of a shock 10-point win over reigning premiers Hawthorn.