Austin Gleeson insists Waterford's hurlers have been doing their best in the national hurling league.
Na Deise looked like a pale imitation of the side that roared to last year's All-Ireland final as they lost their first three Division 1A games before finally sealing their first win of the year in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday:
"It's a weird one because we are going out to win every game we play. It looks like from the outside that we are not giving it our all," the 2016 Hurler of the Year tells The Irish Independent.
"But we actually are; there was a comment passed by one of the lads last week that maybe we were trying too hard that nothing is coming off for us and everything is just not falling in place for us.
"It is good to get the win down here and looking at the results elsewhere, you never know, we could be here again in two weeks against the same opposition in the relegation battle but we'll see what happens next week."