Daniel Farke was left ruing missed opportunities from his Norwich City side as they were beaten 2-1 by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Billy Sharp’s late strike proved a bitter pill to swallow for the City boss, considering the chances his team missed throughout.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk post-match, Farke said: “It’s very tough to take. We were pretty close to being there with at least with a good result – it was possible to win this game.
“A draw away at Bramall Lane is always a good result but to concede a goal very late in the game is pretty tough to take.
“With one minute to go, we had possession in the half of the opponent and we got the feeling it was a throw-in for us.
“For that we didn’t play further on and let the ball past. For that, Sheffield [United] were able to bring the ball in our half. Then with 30 seconds to go, we won the ball back and had a brilliant counter chance to win this game.
“We lost the ball again and the last long ball of the game, followed by two missed headers – that cost us the game.
Farke was keen to reiterate the importance of making the most of goal-scoring chances.
“In general, I thought it was a pretty close game. You had two sides who were both very able to win this game. For the neutral supporter, it was perhaps nice to watch.
“There were many situations. They had a few chances in the second-half, we had two big, big chances also in the second-half.
“Both teams were pretty close to going in the lead in the second-half. Small stuations will always determine the game.
“We had the chance to win this game with the three-on-one situation against the goalkeeper and you need to use such a chance, otherwise it’s difficult to win the game.”