Former Carlton coach Mick Malthouse believes the Blues have what it takes to win double-digit games in 2019.
Malthouse told the Herald Sun Carlton have the talent to bounce back from a terrible year in 2018, and believes his former side can equal Hawthorn – who finished fourth last season – in the wins column this campaign.
“I reckon they could win as many (games) as Hawthorn,” Malthouse told the Herald Sun.
“That’s going to be around 10 (wins). It was a disaster year last year.
“They’ve got pace. With these silly new rules we have, you can’t afford to be a slow side.
“I think Carlton has got pace in abundance.”
The Blues have only won eight games over the past two seasons combined, and haven’t won 10 games in a season since 2013, which was the last year they played finals football.