Harrison Reed said Norwich City gave their absolute all against Fulham, despite being beaten 2-0 at Carrow Road.
City showed plenty of endeavour throughout but were beaten by second-half goals by Stefan Johansen and Tom Cairney on Good Friday.
Speaking post-match, Reed said: "We gave our all. First 20 minutes we found it difficult but we stuck to our gameplan and it worked towards the end of the first-half and we finished the half on top.
"But the result comes down to goals and putting the ball in the back of the net and unfortunately we didn't do that.
"It goes to show that other than the one off-the-line by Zimbo [Christoph Zimmermann], they had two clearcut chances and they were good finishes. It killed the game.
"It was about being brave today. We knew they are comfortable on the ball and want to play so we wanted to make them play long which isn't their game and we had to press high.
"First 20 minutes it didn't come off great but as the game went on we sort of learned and I thought we were very good.
"In long spells of the game, on the counter attack we were very dangerous but we didn't put the ball in the back of the net and they did."
Reed believes City can take some positives from their performance against a side unbeaten since early December.
"Before the game, we knew how good they were and the run they were on," he continued.
"We know how good a team we are on our day and we competed very well today.
"We had our fair share of chances and possession and I fetl like we were well in the game. But they are a very good team and very strong.
"There have been a lot of good things this season. It's just about putting the ball in the back of net, but it will come."