Goran Bunjevcevic reluctantly took a pinch of personal satisfaction from the defeat at Chelsea.
The stylish defender made his first appearance since opening day at Birmingham City when he came on for crocked Ledley King at the end of the first half.
Having recently fought his way back into Serbia & Montenegro's international plans, Goran was relieved to be involved again in the Premiership.
"I was pleased to play for the first time since Birmingham but as everyone knows, things didn't go well for us and that's all that matters," he reflected.
"We have a bad tradition at Chelsea and we tried hard to change it but they are a bad team for us and they will be tough for most teams."