Ledley King insists that the team must put the disappointment of Saturday's defeat to Chelsea behind them and focus on the forthcoming home encounter against Southampton.
The defender, who reports that he is progressing well following the hamstring injury sustained at Stamford Bridge, felt the side did themselves justice in the first third of the game, but failed to hold out against an inevitable response from Chelsea.
"In the first half an hour I thought we were the better team but, with the players they've got, they were always likely to fashion something," he reflected.
"They did, came at us and scored a second one quickly which meant us coming in at half-time feeling a bit down. Obviously it was a disappointing result for us."
Southampton at the Lane is next and points on the board will be the order of the day.
"It's a massive game for us now, we need the three points and have to pick ourselves up. We are disappointed, but it is all about the next game now.
"You have to get on with it, the games come thick and fast and you have to put games to one side and move onto the next one.
"It's only early days at the moment and there are a lot of games left to be played."