Eric Lichaj said Nottingham Forest lacked a bit of quality in the final third as they lost out 1-0 to Aston Villa yesterday.
Scott Hogan hit a first-half winner for The Villans and Forest couldn't find a way past their resolute and experienced defence.
Speaking after the game, Lichaj said: "It was a difficult test today; they got an early goal and then we couldn't open the door to get our goal. It was a frustrating night.
"They scored then just sat back and we couldn't find a way through on goal. We had a couple of chances but couldn't get the goal we needed.
"It is never a good thing to lose at home. It just seemed to break down when we got into the final third, myself included, and we need to get back out at the training ground and work hard to see what we can do next week.
"We are always working hard as a team and hopefully we can get it right next week."