Ross Moriarty admitted the pressure had been on Wales to deliver a performance and result after they rediscovered the winning habit by beating Argentina.
Wales' first victory for eight months - a 24-20 success against the Pumas in Cardiff - lifted some of the gloom that descended following Australia's Principality Stadium stroll seven days earlier.
The Wallabies' 32-8 demolition left Wales reeling from a heaviest home defeat since New Zealand put 45 points on them 10 years ago.
Obviously, it was a tough week (after Australia). It was a heavy defeat. The pressure was on us to bounce back. We stuck together and did that.
Everybody is going to have criticism at some point in their careers. You have to deal with it and use that to your advantage in a way. It was a good reaction against a good Argentina team, which makes it even better.
We looked at their forwards during the week. They have had a lot of experience in the Rugby Championship and are a very strong outfit.
We targeted that, and I felt we dealt with their ball-carriers well. It shows the difference when you front up, stop them in their tracks and don't give them easy yards.
Rob Howley has praised his players for putting a "tough week" behind them by beating Argentina at the Principality Stadium.
Wales have beaten Argentina 24-20 at the Principality Stadium. It brings to an end a five game losing streak.
Leigh Halfpenny's boot gives Wales the lead at half time as they play Argentina at the Principality Stadium.