Andreas Bjelland felt that Brentford dropped two points against Sunderland, despite coming back from a 3-1 deficit at half-time.
Nico Yennaris had given the Bees the lead only for Lewis Grabban to be gifted a brace thanks to a defensive slip and Ryan Woods gifting the Black Cats a penalty while Dan Bentley failed to handle Brian Oviedo's corner.
Head coach Dean Smith was fuming at half-time and had some sharp words for his team and Florian Jozefzoon inspired a comeback, scoring from a free kick and his shot deflected in off Neal Maupay to rescue a point.
Bjelland reflected: “There were a few words said at half time. The gaffer was p***** to say it in a nice way.
“I think we started really well and the first 10, 15 minutes were really good. I don't know what happened for half an hour and we gave three goals away.
“We felt we had to change things at half-time to get something from the game and even win it. It was good to get one point but we're still disappointed.
“It's still two dropped. How we started the game and even at 3-1 down we felt we could have won the game. We could have done more to win the game.”
Sunderland remain in relegation trouble and Bjelland was not surprised by how Simon Grayson's side lined up but rather he was annoyed at how the Bees gifted them three goals.
“They didn't surprise us. We were on the game and playing to our game plan and had the ball. I don't know what happened when we gave chances and goals away,” he added.
“The Championship is hard and it's about hard work. It's difficult. We're thinking about our position and we're looking to go up.”