But Cook, who echoed descriptions of the incidents involving Jonny Bairstow and Ben Duckett as "trivial", maintains the reputation of the current side is "very unfair" and does not reflect either their hard work on the pitch or the progress they have made in improving the image of the game over the last few years.
"The world's obviously changed for the England cricket team in September", Cook said.
Joe Root's England side had countered a lot of off-field antics in the last couple of months.
England's Ashes campaign has taken yet another beating as batsman Ben Duckett has been handed suspension following an alcohol-related incident in a bar in Perth during a team night out on Thursday. And I'd say he's thinking about retirement. I've seen the word trivial used to describe them. The oldest and arguably the most intense rivalry in the history of Test cricket resumed as England headed down under for a five-match series.The Aussies were ready to take the crown back in their backyard and they started with a bang by winning the opening Test at the Gabba in Brisbane by 10 wickets.
The wicketkeeper had to contend with unwanted headlines over that episode, which also resulted in the imposition of a midnight tour curfew by England and Wales Cricket Board director Andrew Strauss. We can't afford any more mistakes, because we understand the stakes, with the European Central Bank and with sponsors, and trying to encourage kids to play cricket.
Editorial team of CricketCountry. It was a unusual one, as the captain. As players, we get back into training tomorrow and that is at the forefront of our mind. "So we have to try and rebuild it".
"Always in the first session at the WACA it can be quite hard work, but like anything, if you're willing to put in the hard yards early you can reap rewards later in the game", said Bancroft. They've won the key periods of play.
"But we move on from that now and that is something that has happened and been dealt with and we've got a chance as a group of men to go out there and front up".
"Those last two incidents have proven that there is very little margin for error when you've had a beer".
"We've just got to smarten up, and we've got to do it quickly, because there's too much at stake. That is what we've got to do, and what has got to happen".
"That's the sign of a bloke who goes, 'You know what?"
"I haven't paid a hell of a lot of attention to it.it's a bit irrelevant". "So we've got to build that trust back up".