Reflecting on his his superb save right on the brink of half-time against Manchester City, Kasey Keller agreed that conceding at that point would have been hard to take.
After a string of stunning first half stops at the City of Manchester Stadium, home striker Paulo Wanchope found himself right in front of goal on the stroke of half-time with time to pick his spot and put City into the lead.
Somehow, Kasey denied the stunned Costa Rican and went on to keep his second clean sheet in a row.
"That would have been hard but we stuck to the task," said Kasey of the prospect of falling behind at that point. "I was really happy that, after I made the save, the first person in was Deano and it is always nice when you see the boys around you after you make a save."
Kasey said the mood in the camp was positive after the game, but says the players know that home form must improve swiftly.
"It's not bad. We know we can play better than that and we know that wasn't our best performance. We need to pick it up and we've spoken a little bit about how we've gone away to Liverpool and here and kept clean sheets, while letting in six goals in our last two home games.
"We've got to do better, improve our home form and get ourselves out of this mess we've got ourselves into."