Chris Hughton says the team did not create enough chances considering the possession enjoyed against Aston Villa last time out.
The failing resulted in another narrow away defeat and the first team coach could not hide his obvious disappointment.
"If I look at the kind of game it was - and Villa allowed us a good amount of possession - we didn't penetrate enough in the final third.
"To come away from a game with such possession having only created two real chances - Simon Davies having the best one - is very disappointing. We certainly weren't productive enough from midfield into that final third."
Chris admits that the recent run of results has been difficult to cope with, but says it is always the next game that is most important.
"Certainly in hindsight you do feel the pressure and it is a strain on everybody at the club because there was the possibility of getting drawn into the relegation fight.
"The benefit that the players and football staff always have is that there is always another game very quickly around the corner. All your efforts and energies have to go into that game.
"It has been very frustrating, particularly our form away from home. Generally our performances at home - whether we have won or not - have been good, notably our game against Arsenal in the second half.
"There are certainly no excuses from our side, the teams that have shown more have managed to sustain their form better and are in a better place in the league. Our league position doesn't lie and there have been games where we've felt we could get something from and haven't."