Western Bulldogs prima Adam Treloar says helium utilized media disapproval arsenic substance for his show successful the preliminary final, but admits the sound was "challenging".
Treloar was singled retired aft his side's one-point semi-final win implicit the Brisbane Lions aft managing conscionable 10 disposals, but responded with 23 touches and a extremity successful the 71-point triumph implicit Port Adelaide connected Saturday.
After qualifying for the 2nd AFL expansive last of his career, the 28-year-old midfielder opened up connected the interaction of being grilled successful the lead-up to the preliminary final.
"It was, obviously, a truly challenging week for maine personally. It was rather challenging to beryllium honest," helium told reporters connected Monday.
"The 1 happening I bash emotion astir the footy club, and being a portion of a footy club, is the backing you get not conscionable from the coaches but the players and supporters. And the emotion and attraction I got from truthful galore radical successful my circle, and each they attraction astir is maine the idiosyncratic not the footy player.
"It truly enactment maine successful a bully headspace going into the crippled … for me, it was conscionable getting backmost to the basics and getting backmost retired determination and truly enjoying being retired there.
"It's been sometimes, arsenic I said before, a situation being distant from household and your loved ones.
"You ever clasp [the criticism] with you. I deliberation you'd beryllium lying to accidental that, arsenic an athlete, you wouldn't beryllium other motivated."
Treloar's comments came aft Bulldogs manager Luke Beveridge took a swipe astatine his critics successful the aftermath of the team's preliminary last win, labelling the investigation arsenic "distasteful".
One specified professional of Treloar's was Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes, who contempt Beveridge's attack, did not backmost down from his comments successful the erstwhile week.
"I was captious of Adam Treloar's assemblage connection and his show past week, and I basal by it," helium told Nine's AFL Sunday Footy Show.
"I'd situation anyone to spell backmost and look astatine Adam Treloar's efforts past week, they were poor, we wouldn't beryllium doing our occupation if we didn't telephone it out, to the constituent wherever helium astir gave up successful immoderate contests."