Younes Kaboul felt the pain of his team-mates at Wembley but insisted: "Now we move on."
The defender missed out on Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea with a knee injury.
The message from the dejected dressing room that day reflected what Younes says now – the squad has to bounce back quickly with five matches remaining that will define our season.
We sit fourth in the Premier League, five points behind Arsenal but with a game in hand, level with Newcastle and two points ahead of Chelsea, who travel to the Emirates on Saturday. Newcastle face Stoke at home.
Our run-in starts at QPR on Saturday followed by Blackburn at home on April 29, trips to Bolton (May 2) and Villa (May 6) and our final match at home to Fulham on May 13.
“Whatever happened in the past is done,” said Younes. “We know we what we did wrong and we have to move on. We have no choice.
“It’s part of our job. We had a bad game, that’s behind us and now we move on to the next challenge.
“We have five matches in the Premier League that we have to try and win.
“If we take 15 points in five games, we’re in the Champions League. That’s the easiest way to look at it. We are still in the race.”