Beram Kayal issued a rallying cry to his Brighton & Hove Albion team-mates following the 1-0 defeat to Wolves at the Amex.
The Israeli international was left frustrated after a third consecutive home loss, but says the players’ effort cannot be faulted.
He said, “I was disappointed with the result; I think we played well, we controlled the game but again we didn’t get the points.
“We need to win games and we need the three points. That’s the most important thing for us; we lost another game at home and I am disappointed for myself, the fans, the players and everyone at the club.
“Everyone is trying to give more than 100 per cent. We can’t accuse anyone of not doing their best.
“We were unlucky a few weeks ago when we drew in the last minute against Derby with a penalty, which I didn’t think was one. On Tuesday, Jamie Murphy scored a goal which was not offside.
“We have been a bit unlucky, but I’m now looking forward to the next game. We need to be strong, there’s enough good characters in the dressing room and we’re looking forward. We believe in ourselves and in every player in the squad.”
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The midfielder admitted that the hectic festive schedule is taking its toll, with Wolves being the side's third game inside a week.
“Dale [Stephens] and I have played since the beginning of the season together and in pre-season too. I think we have done a good job for the team.
“Every time the manager wants us to play, we love to play and we have the hunger to play in every minute in every game.
“But of course we need to find a moment to get a break, especially with me playing the international games. Maybe next week we will have a good opportunity to get a break.”
Kayal remains confident that the squad is good enough to cope with the recent spate of injuries and also hailed the team spirit at the club.
“Solly [March] is missing at the moment and so is Kazenga LuaLua. In the last few games we’ve had Rajiv van La Parra on loan, so there is good competition in every position.
“We have good players that can do a job and we help one another to do well.”
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