Derby County’s Krystian Bielik could not hide his frustration at full-time as he felt his side should have taken something from the City Ground in their local derby clash with Nottingham Forest.
The Rams were beaten 1-0 by the Reds but that scoreline did not tell the full story, as Derby created several chances but were unable to find a way past Brice Samba in the Forest goal.
A mistake at the back by Jayden Bogle allowed Lewis Grabban to score the only goal of the game but chances in the second half from Jack Marriott and Chris Martin couldn't find the back of the net.
Bielik, who will join up with the Poland national squad for their latest matches, felt frustrated as he thought the Rams could have come away from the home of their local rivals with much more.
“It was a good game in the first half and we played well but then in the second half, after the goal, we dropped a little bit,” he told RamsTV.
“That was our mistake. We created good chances, but we missed them.
“We didn’t deserve to lose today. It was an individual mistake but it was a good game and we need to take the positives from it.
“We need to keep going but we can take a breath now because it’s the international break and then come back to Pride Park and start getting points again.”
Bielik started the game in midfield, however, an injury to defender Matt Clarke saw him move to central defence to partner Curtis Davies, whilst George Evans slotted into midfield.
“Matt got an injury, I’m not sure what happened, but it’s not new for me to drop to centre back,” he said. “We did well defensively but I don’t know what else I can say because it’s really disappointing.
“We feel bad after this because we came here to win the game. We couldn’t win it so maybe we could draw but it’s just disappointing.
“We created chances and that is the positive.
“At the end of the day, we didn’t get any points and Nottingham Forest got three. They are high in the table now and we will do everything to get closer to them.”