MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Bombers head coach John Worsfold walks out at at three quarter time during the round three AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

John Worsfold has hit out at Essendon fans who think success can be rushed because the Bombers are a ‘big club”.

Worsfold spoke about the Bombers’ injuries and inexperience for last night’s 50-point loss to Port Adelaide.

It was Essendon’s eighth defeat in nine games and the third week in a row that they did not kick over 45 points.

For the first time, Worsfold distanced himself from the club and spoke about how “Essendon people” assume they have a right to see success faster than any other team because of their past history.

“If Essendon stick to what they’re working on and what they believe in together and pull it all together, we’ll see where they’re at. But we haven’t had the opportunity to see that, I don’t think, all year,” Worsfold said in his post-game press conference. 

“I understand that Essendon people think that Essendon should be better, but they’ve also got to understand that the competition challenges clubs now to work to the same rules – the draft and the salary cap. No one team has any more right to be successful quicker than any other team, just because they’re a big-name club.”

Former Port Adelaide premiership star Kane Cornes believes Worsfold’s comments add pressure to the under-siege Bombers and his successor Ben Rutten.

“I feel tremendous sympathy to what Ben Rutten is waking in to. They’re almost a broken footy club at the moment,” Cornes said on AFL Media’s ‘The Round So Far’

“It’s negligent from the club to keep putting him up…He’s got one game left and then he’s looking to pursue other opportunities with other AFL clubs.”