Daniel Farke wants Norwich City to combine substance with style when they host QPR in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday night.
The Canaries controlled large parts of their weekend game against Sunderland, but were caught cold by The Black Cats as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat.
"We were disappointed after Sunday," Farke told reporters at Tuesday's press conference.
"In football, it's about results. It's not about looking pretty, like it is in synchronised swimming.
"Against Sunderland we were dominant for three-quarters of the game. We want to bring our performance to the pitch again but with a better result.
"We know we will make some mistakes. We were disappointed they were unnecessary mistakes but we trust the guys.
"They were there with a good attitude and gave everything. We have to work with them and give them self-confidence rather than judging them too hard."
Farke remained coy on whether he would make changes for the visit of Ian Holloway's team, while accepting the match comes in the middle of a hectic start to the campaign.
"I don't like to rotate so much after a setback early in the season as the guys need trust," he explained.
"On the other hand, we have four games in nine days in this period. We have some opportunities to bring fresh lads onto the pitch.
"QPR have had a brilliant start and are flexible in their style. It will be a hard test for us; we have to control their counter-attacks and be awake in the simple situations.
"We need support and an atmosphere of togetherness, especially if there are mistakes. The guys know what went wrong and we're working to put it right."