The visitors lost the opening match at The Gabba in Brisbane by 381 runs last week.
"I think this team is very good at focusing on the cricket when that time arises - and although the changing room's thoughts are with Trotty (Jonathan Trott) at the moment, we need to get back to training at Alice Springs this week," Sporting Life quotes the 27-year-old as saying. "We've got a huge task on our hands.
"We had a blip last week, but I can't see this group of players allowing that to happen throughout the tour. There will be some guys who know they didn't perform to the level expected of them in international cricket and will have to do better in Adelaide.
"We need to get our plans and skills right going to Adelaide. I think it will be very different to Brisbane in terms of the pitch, and we need to focus on getting right for it. This squad has a real steely determination, and the Gabba result hurt us. We're a proud bunch, and I'm sure that the performance levels will be back up to where they need to be come Adelaide."
The second Test gets underway in Adelaide next Thursday.