Cameron Jerome believes Norwich City were unlucky to come away from Manchester City with nothing to show for their efforts.
Striker Jerome had seemingly earned the Canaries a point after capitalising on a Joe Hart error, but Yaya Toure converted a late penalty to secure a 2-1 win for the hosts.
“We had a game-plan, which we stuck to, and we executed it almost perfectly,” the 29-year-old told the Norwich official website.
“The manager decided to go with a different shape having watched clips of them. We nullified Manchester City well and our performance probably deserved more.
“It’s the same theme for us, where we’re coming off the pitch disappointed we’ve not got anything from it. We were so close to getting a result, but so far.
“My goal means nothing when we don’t get anything from the game.”
Toure’s winner came after Norwich goalkeeper Joe Ruddy’s mistake led to captain Russell Martin being sent off for blocking Raheem Sterling’s shot with his arm.
However Jerome refused to blame England international Ruddy for the defeat.
“Everyone makes mistakes; these things happen in football because we’re all human,” he added.
“It’s just unfortunate that it’s cost us a point. I’d just been substituted so didn’t see what happened, but we can’t be too critical.
“John has been magnificent for us, and you saw England’s number one make an error at the other end. We’ve just got to move on now, and take the positives from this game.
“There’s nothing else we can say so it’s about how we react to this disappointment. We’re well aware of how big our game is against Swansea next week, which is what our focus is now on.
“We know how difficult this league is and we’ve got to stick to our beliefs.”