The Bombers currently have gone the longest without a finals win (Gold Coast have never played in a final) and will be hoping to end that streak this season, although that won’t be enough for Worsfold.
“In terms of being premiership favourites, we are a fair way off that. We’re not touted as that team yet,” Worsfold said on AFL 360 on Monday night.
“That’s what you would like to get to. Whether it’s before the season starts based on the depth of your squad, the age of your squad, the experience in it the way you have been performing, usually over a year or two.
“You get rated as one of the real fancies for a premiership. We’re not there yet. We have got to work towards getting that and that’s our big focus.
“I understand it’s been a long time since Essendon have won a final and there’s a lot of frustration. I don’t want to just satisfy people on that and say ‘job’s done’.”
The Bombers face a huge test this weekend, as they face North Melbourne who currently sits one position below them on the ladder.
Both teams enter the clash on the back of a two-game winning streak.