Former Melbourne midfielder Jordan Lewis does not consider there might be any psychological scarring at the present Demons group after a horror loss within the 2018 initial ultimate.
Lewis used to be at the group 3 years in the past when the Demons rode a wave of momentum into the penultimate fit of the yr sooner than being humiliated through West Coast in Perth.
After ex-Eagles defender Will Schofield claimed that the present crop of Demons could be impacted through this yr’s initial ultimate being on the identical venue, Lewis hit again.
“I do not believe [there’s mental scarring],” he informed SEN Breakfast.
“You should possibly make some extent if it used to be West Coast as opposed to Melbourne this night, you can possibly as a participant forged your thoughts again to what came about final time on this particular recreation, however the whole lot is other.
“There may be been such a lot water that is long past beneath the bridge, avid gamers have turn into significantly better, Petracca’s now an All-Australian, Clayton Oliver’s an All-Australian and Max Gawn’s an All-Australian captain. They have got were given a cast basis in the case of training and management.
“I believe it is a beautiful giant stretch to mention that there’d be psychological scarring from the 2018 prelim ultimate when such a lot has modified, they are a fully other aspect.”
On the other hand, Lewis believes that this night’s fit towards a veteran Geelong aspect that has a truckload of finals enjoy is the group’s “biggest check”.
“This yr everybody used to be looking forward to them to drop off and to fail beneath drive and I believe they have simply spoke back each unmarried query,” he stated.
“That is the most important query they have were given to respond to this night, although, a prelim ultimate towards a seasoned aspect in Geelong that understands and has been right here sooner than. This the best check.”