Aaron Wan-Bissaka felt a loss of concentration cost Crystal Palace dear in their defeat against Watford on Saturday.
The Eagles lost out 2-1 at Selhurst Park, despite taking the lead in the first half through an own goal from Watford defender Craig Cathcart.
But two second half goals – from Cathcart and Hornets midfielder Tom Cleverley, helped the visitors take all three points, as Palace lost out for a sixth time in 11 Premier League matches at Selhurst Park this season.
And Wan-Bissaka admitted that it was a frustrating way to lose the game.
“We’re disappointed with the result. To have been 1-0 up in the first half, we played well and lost it at the end with two goals,” the defender told Palace TV .
“I don’t think anything changed. I think we just kept at it, playing like we did in the first half, but I think we lost concentration at a set-piece at the end.”
Wan-Bissaka conceded that there was not much the Eagles could do about the winning goal from Cleverley; a superb volley from just inside the box, but he said that as a team, Palace could still have done better to defend the situation.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old also reflected on the return of Christian Benteke , who made his first appearance in a Palace shirt since September, having recovered from a knee injury.
And Wan-Bissaka said he hoped that the team could play to his strengths and improve their goal tally in the coming weeks and months ahead.
“I can do both [types of ball into the box], the low cross or with some height for Christian [Benteke],” he said.
“He can get onto those well, it’s one of his strengths. We have to keep trying and we’ll get there in the end.”