Angus Gunn says Norwich City's Sky Bet Championship defeat at home to Sheffield United was a tough way to end a tough week.
The Canaries battled through a gruelling 120 minutes at Chelsea on Wednesday night, possibly explaining their slow start to the game at Carrow Road.
"It's been a hard week, phsyically and mentally," Gunn told Norwich City TV.
"We've stuck by each other but didn't manage to get the result in the end. It was difficult for us to get into the game but we battled well, considering.
"If things had gone differently in the second half, we could have got something from the game."
The 21-year-old goalkeeper admitted disappointment at goals City conceded, given their recent resilience at the back.
"We've defended well in the last few weeks," he added.
"The goals today were scrappy. Those things happen in football sometimes, and it's just a shame we didn't get the equaliser in the end.
"Hopefully we can get back next week and get the three points. We need to make sure we put in a good performance and do that.
"We've been doing well recently and want to get back to that."