NEIL Warnock is remaining upbeat about the positive attacking threat his Crystal Palace side showed in both halves against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, but was frustrated at the lack of chances they were able to convert.
The Eagles penned Paul Lambert's side back in their own half for the majority of the second period but just couldn't find a killer instinct in front of goal.
""We're disappointed the way the goal was given and you know they didn't have to work hard for the goal. That's a disappointment and we couldn't get a goal back," said Warnock.
"I thought we played some good football at times and created some good chances but it just wasn't to be in the box.
"I thought the corners were poor and the gambling in the box. You've got your predators who can tap those chances in.
"That last one that went between three of our players, the last one from Wilfried Zaha, and they are the ones that count really. You've got to take advantage of opportunities like that.
"We started really well and I thought we played some good stuff and created some good chances but you've got to make your own luck really and I thought we just lacked that little bit of quality tonight.
"I can't fault the effort. I think the lads gave everything and we've got to dust ourselves down and get this disappointment over and try and prove all the coupon busters wrong on Saturday at Tottenham."
By Dan Gibbs