Days later Elliott was still anything but happy about the two-point loss to the Sydney Roosters at Eden Park last Saturday.
And yet he was equally encouraged about the much-needed step up after the hugely disappointing display against Parramatta in the opening round of the 2013 campaign.
Elliott and the players want and expect more. While the defence held up well aside from an early lapse and another straight after halftime, the focus has been on further honing attitude and technique this week as well as continuing to finesse attacking plays and combinations.
It will take some time to reach the level we want but it will come, said Elliott.
We have faith in the players we have and will keep working on all aspects. Im absolutely confident well get there.
The Sharks go into the match with a two-point win against Gold Coast in the first round and a two-point loss to South Sydney on Monday night; theyve had just a six-day turnaround while the Vodafone Warriors have had eight days between games.