Andrew Gaff says it's "really tough" to miss out on a grand final via suspension, but admits he has "no one else to blame but myself".
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Gaff will miss the 2018 grand final after punching Fremantle's Andy Brayshaw six weeks ago, copping an eight-game suspension.
He says missing a second grand final will be tough to handle.
“It’s really tough, no doubt," he told Mix 94.5's Big Breakfast with Clairsy, Matt & Kymba.
“I played in 2015 and whilst it’s a great experience, we didn't have the result that we all wanted to.
You pride yourself on making the most of the opportunity next time you come around, and I won’t be out there.
“I’ve got no one else to blame but myself. It’s still really tough, and seeing the boys all excited for leaving today is hard.
“There’s a few other boys - Eric Mackenzie we know how good he was in the finals series last year, Brad Sheppard we all know how good he's been for several years and obviously Nic (Naitanui) who’s going to be doing the ruck coaching on the weekend, on the bench."
Gaff said contributing to training has been helpful, but can't stop him from considering what could have been.
“There’s not much I can do," he said.
“No doubt when you’re in a grand final, it’s tougher."