SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: The Blues look dejected as they leave the field after defeat during the round nine AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Carlton Blues at GIANTS Stadium on May 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Carlton was embarrassed by GWS on Sunday night, as the Blues went down to the Giants by 93 points.

Brendon Bolton’s men booted just two goals to GWS’ 13 in the first half, and were outclassed by the Giants for the entire game.

“A performance like yesterday, it can spread throughout the whole playing group, it was that poor, so Brendon comes under pressure, we all do,” Carlton’s Head of Football Brad Lloyd told SEN Breakfast on Monday.

“You can’t sugar-coat it. It was a very disappointing performance right from the first quarter. We got smashed at the contest and got annihilated at the centre bounce in the first quarter so I’d say we’re disappointed and have a lot of work to do.

“Throughout the year we’ve been competitive in a lot of games, but haven’t got the job done, but yesterday was a really poor performance, no way around that.”

The Blues remain at the bottom of the ladder with just one win from their opening nine games, with Lloyd revealing the playing group had a conversation about their season to date in the rooms post-match.

“We had a really strong discussion on the why. Seven of the nine games we’ve been really competitive … but we just talked about quarter one getting absolutely hammered and when that happens you end up disconnected as a group,” he said.

“The discussion in the rooms was all about why does that happen and how can we step up in those moments and show more leadership throughout the group and the club.

“We’re not close enough. We need to work on a lot of things. We need to be more brutal in the contest. I think we need to work really hard on his skill level. It’s an area we need to smash into as a playing group and coaching group.”