It starts with yourself. I know I got out cheaply in both innings. I pride myself on fighting hard and putting a high price on my wicket so that was very disappointing.
We have been in this position before. It is a shame once again we have to fight back after the first Test of a series but it is something we do well.
We went 1-0 down in India last year and had to find a way to adapt to different conditions. Guys stood up as individuals and turned the series around.
This is going to be just as tough. We have to work just as hard and be just as honest and do all the same things again. We are confident we can do it.
We have time to turn it around. We have four Test matches to go at grounds where we have had a lot of success in the past. One bad game does not mean you are a bad team. We have got a very good cricket team with good players.
The stats back that up and it is not just someone clinging to hope. Look at the records in black and white and you will see there are some serious players in this side and it is hard to keep those kind of guys down. I am sure we will be back with a vengeance.
The suggestion we are scared of fast bowling is just plain wrong. We have played against quick bowlers before and had success against them. Fair play to Mitchell Johnson, he had a good game at the Gabba.
Sometimes you just have to acknowledge and accept that an opponent has performed. But it was not just one bowler. We lost wickets to the spinner as well, myself twice.
That shows we cannot just focus on one guy because bowlers such as Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris deserve respect and if we just concentrated on playing Johnson, the others would bite us. We will be very well prepared to face all of them in Adelaide.
We will have chats together. The batting unit is a team within a team. Bowlers help each other out on and off the pitch. The batting unit is no different.
Obviously I am in a slump of form. There is no point hiding away from that fact. The only thing you can do is front up and get stuck in. I know I am a good player. My record suggests that. You do not play 73 Test matches and average 41 by accident.
Many players have had slumps but have come through the other side and hopefully there is a big score around the corner. I have been through this before and I have come back better.
The hard thing at the moment is there is nothing technically wrong. I feel in good form. I do not feel like my rhythm is out. I am just finding ways to get out and I have to make sure I am making good decisions when I am out in the middle and put a high value on my wicket. I have to give myself a chance to get in and when that happens score a big one.
Ashes cricket is hard fought. There are always going to be words exchanged on the pitch. The important thing is that it stays on the pitch.
Disrespecting individual players in press conferences I find is unacceptable and as a team we found it disappointing what David Warner said after play on Saturday. It is up to him how he talks but there is a line not to cross as a player before you get into dangerous territory.
When you are on the pitch sledging is always going to happen and there will be battles. Personally I enjoy that fight. It is Ashes cricket and it would not be the same without it.
But you have to be careful when it comes to saying things in the media. We have a responsibility as international cricketers to be respectful of each other as fellow professional sportsmen.
In cricket you will have your day. But you will also have a bad day and it comes around very quickly. We know that.
We are a very tight unit. We look after each other and if someone attacks one of the individuals in our team, we will look after them.
We lost the first Test in 40 minutes of bad batting. It is very hard when you are that far behind to pull it back. It was so disappointing because we were excellent on the first day.
Stuart Broad handled himself brilliantly. I was really pleased for him to end the first innings with six wickets.
We always knew the abuse was coming. Broady prepared for it but the thing is, it brings the best out of him. When his back is against the wall he always comes out fighting. The more they were chanting, the harder he was hitting my gloves. I could just tell he was in a good rhythm and bowling at a good pace.
He is a class act and it just shows the temperament and mental strength he possesses to come through all the abuse and perform like that. It is a credit to him.