Brighton & Hove Albion forward Jurgen Locadia explained that the team were left to rue their missed chances following a 2-0 defeat against AFC Bournemouth.
A David Brooks brace was enough to give the Cherries all three points, but Albion created a number of openings before the break, with the Dutchman, Yves Bissouma and Lewis Dunk all coming close.
He said, “I’m really disappointed with the result as I felt we started the game well and created some good chances.
“We played well in the first half, particularly in the first 25 minutes, but after that they took control and punished us.
“Personally, I felt I started well and created chances for myself in the first half. In the second it was a bit more difficult for me.
“But if you play more games, you’ll recognise the situations and you’re going to play with more confidence.”
Locadia also spoke about how happy he is to be at the club and is now eager to help the side turn their dip in form around.
“This is the best competition in the world and I’m fortunate and honoured to be here. We started the season really well, but in the last few weeks we’ve lost a few games and need to get the balance back again.
“A big thumbs up goes to the fans, especially the ones who travelled to Bournemouth. I have so much joy here with my team-mates and the fans.”
Albion will now turn their attention to the visit of Arsenal on Boxing Day, and the forward is confident of picking up a positive result against the Gunners.
“It’s a big advantage for us when we play at home. Every big team will have problems when they play us at the Amex, and it will be the same on Wednesday.
“If we win on Wednesday, it will be a big boost for our confidence and for the supporters too. We’ve got a big chance and we need to show our confidence on the pitch.”