‘MAKE it happen.’
That’s been the mantra of Carlton’s 2020 all along and nothing has changed when it comes to the selection table either.
While the Blues are resolute in ‘owning the future’, Senior Coach David Teague has said he wants his players to take the present in their own hands.
Speaking to media ahead of the Round 9 clash with Hawthorn, Teague said the competition for selection will make Carlton a much better side going forward.
“What we’ve said to the players is they have to earn their spots,” Teague said.
“What I have loved is the spread of contributors to our games and our wins. When we play well, it’s most guys playing their role and not relying on one or two.
“We need everyone to buy in and right now we’re getting that.”
When quizzed about the availability of Zac Fisher, Teague said he had full confidence in the No.25’s ability to perform at senior level despite an interrupted 2020 to date.
The Senior Coach said it was imperative that players rise to the occasion when given the opportunity.
“It’s about finding form and fitness [for Fisher]. He’s shown some good signs and he’s thereabouts,” he said.
“We saw Matthew Kennedy had to work really hard to get an opportunity and he has responded to play some really good football for us.
“We expect the same of Zac and whether it’s this week or down the track, we expect him to come in and ready to play his role.”