WARRIORS' head coach Jonathan Thomas admits his side were "naive" in the 41-24 defeat to Leicester Tigers this afternoon.

Five tries from the hosts condemned Worcester to another defeat that leaves them a single point above the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership.

Thomas said Ill-discipline enabled the hosts to play the way they wanted, using the driving maul from close range to create chances.

Tigers scored four of their five from the driving maul and Thomas puts it down to his side being naive.

"We are disappointed," he said.

"We felt like we prepared well for this game and mentally we were really clear about the way we wanted to play.

"Discipline was going to be important today and in that first half we were really physical but it was our ill-discipline that was giving them their territory.

"We gave Leicester the game they wanted to play, which was naive from us. Four of their five tries came from penalties that lead to lineouts, which lead to mauls, which lead to tries.

"It was naivety, it really is, you cannot talk about it in the week and then not do it at the weekend."

The loss means Warriors have still won just once this season (not including Harlequins forfeit) ad Thomas said the talk needs to start happening on the pitch.

"We are at the start of our journey," he said.

"As long as you learn your lessons a long the way then you don't make them again but unfortunately for us we haven't learned from those first 20 minutes last week and we have given it to Leicester on a plate

"The scoreboard sounds like Tigers are a much better team than us but I really don't believe that, we have just been really naive about the game and given them the opportunities."