Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray emphasised the need for perspective following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road.
The Seagulls were on the wrong end of a result in their opening game of the 2018/19 campaign, but the forward highlighted the importance of looking ahead with optimism for the new season.
He said, “We’ve only lost one game and there are 37 left – it’s not all doom and gloom.
“There weren’t too many opportunities for me, and there weren’t many balls into the box so that’s something we need to improve.
“We know we have to make our away form better this year and so it’s something we’ll be eager to do.”
A goal in either half from Roberto Pereyra was the difference between the two sides in Hertfordshire on Saturday, and Murray reflected honestly on the goals in the contest.
“The first goal was a good strike but they’re things we’ve worked on during the week.
“They scored at the right times within the game and worked very hard to that effect.
“Any game to get back on the wagon is good for the side and we want to get back on the field as soon as possible.”
The Seagulls host Manchester United at the Amex Stadium on Sunday in their second game of the new Premier League campaign, and the forward was eager to emphasise the work the side need to do before the visit of Jose Mourinho’s side to the south coast.
“The overriding feeling is disappointment, it was a bit of a rude awakening for us.
“We’ll take some time to go back over the performance and look to improve throughout the week.
“Whenever you get beaten there’s disappointment, there was a lot of excitement before the game so to lose it in that way is frustrating.
“We need to get started next week, we’ve got time to work on things and get ready for the next game now."