I think people need to realise and accept that this competition is more like road cycling. As long as we keep pace with the leaders, we will have every chance towards the finish.
Yes we could have attacked and lengthened our lead, but despite failing to do so we’re still at the front. We just need to match up with the leaders and not fall behind.
Assuming that the leaders will keep winning, then yes we need to pick up our form. Otherwise as long as we’re there or thereabouts at the front of the pack, we will have every chance.