DON’T go writing off Carlton’s veterans just yet.
That’s the message of Marc Murphy, who believes he and his long-time teammates still have plenty left to offer.
Speaking to Triple M’s Hot Breakfast, Murphy was asked about how things were placed heading into another season in Navy Blue.
Having shown some vintage form in the second half of the 2019 season, Murphy is supremely confident that the likes of himself, Kade Simpson and Matthew Kreuzer can contribute to the success of the Club.
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“Our primary roles of being the premier midfielders or half backs — we’re happy playing roles in the side and that’s all that ‘Teaguey’ asks of us,” Murphy said.
“We still feel like we’ve got plenty to offer. We still feel like we’re really important to the side.
“The more that we can go well, it’s easier for the younger guys and easier for them to play their role as well.”
While so much has been made of Carlton’s youth stepping up in the upcoming season, Murphy - who was once again named in the leadership group last week - doesn’t believe it means the pressure comes off the older brigade.
He said that whenever he crosses the white line in the Navy Blue jumper, there’s an obligation to perform and rise to the occasion.
“When you go out there and play, you don’t go out there and think you don’t have pressure on you,” he said.
“I have played with pressure my whole career. I know ‘Simmo’ puts pressure on himself.
“Everyone who plays the game puts a lot o pressure on themselves to perform.”