Hansen wants All Blacks to use their emotions
James Mortimer 04 Dec 2012 Getty Images
The All Blacks coach said defeat will stop people musing to his team’s place in the rugby pantheon.
"Though it hurts like hell at the moment it (the loss) won't do us any harm," he said.
"It will stop people telling us we're the greatest team ever and all that crap. We'll get down to being an All Black side that has to work hard.
Paying homage to the saying that a side learns more in defeat than they do in victory, Hansen said the important part was to ensure that the second heaviest defeat in All Blacks history would be used to the team’s advantage in the years to come.
"We've got to manage the feelings we're having at the moment and put them in the right place so they actually work for us in the future,” he said.
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