Hawthorn leader says his team is not a one-man band ahead of AFL grand final.
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson rebuked suggestions his side will need a big performance from Lance Franklin if they are to win the AFL grand final on Saturday.
The key forward attracts much of the attention each week for every exploit on and off the field, and he still possesses the ability to turn a game on its head in favour of his team.
However, Clarkson said the side had shown this year they have plenty of other weapons the Fremantle Dockers will need to worry about at the MCG.
Franklin kicked just one goal against Geelong last weekend while fellow star forward Jarryd Roughead and Cyril Rioli went goalless, a fact that does not worry Clarkson.
“No. As long as they perform their role,” Clarkson said.
“People look at Franklin’s game last week and they love the excitement and electricity that he can bring to a game of footy.
“We used Bud in a different way in that game and ironically we get the result,” he said.
“We don’t measure the game and just look at it and say, ‘I hope Franklin has a big game because that will help us win the game of footy’.
“If he plays to the role that we set him, that’s all we ask him for.”