Coaching greats speaks about nerves before the first round clash against Richmond.
Carlton Blues coach Mick Malthouse said his side’s big loss in the NAB Cup final is in the review mirror and said they were ready to tackle Richmond head-on at the MCG.
Malthouse said the playing group had taken his new direction on board and said they cannot wait to put it into practice in a match that will e an early indicator for the Blues’ strength this season.
“Basically what you’ve got is a change of direction. Players have jumped on board very quickly. The leadership group have driven it and the coaches have been outstanding and we’re ready to play,” Malthouse said.
“We can go out there tomorrow and have to go to Plan B straight away. And that’s the art of football these days, to have enough flexible players with a mindset that can change if you need to and be ready.
Malthouse also played down the hype of his return to coaching in the AFL, with the premiership winning leader now in charge of his fourth club in his career.