Ryan Woods was adamant that Brentford's upcoming game with Chelsea didn't serve as a distraction during their 2-1 loss at Wigan.
Sam Morsy's brace, although the second may go down as a Harlee Dean own goal, saw the Bees trail 2-0 at half time and, although Jota scored a late goal, the west Londoners got what they deserved from their trip to the north west; nothing.
Fans questioned whether the upcoming FA Cup tie with the Premier League leaders was in the back of the players' minds but Woods insisted it was nothing of the sort.
“The Chelsea game wasn't in our thoughts. It's one of them. We weren't good enough today and they deserved to win,” Woods said.
“I don't know (what went wrong). The first 15 minutes we had come out of the traps well when we've usually started slower.
“I thought it'd be a good day for us but then they started over-running us in the middle and made it tough for us. We gave it a good go in the second half but we weren't good enough today.
“They went man v man especially in the middle. We felt we were working hard but there were too many spaces and we were trying to cover a distance.
“We weren't working as a group. We'll be working on that Monday and put that right.”
Brentford were excellent against Newcastle in their previous game and the performance at the DW Stadium was the complete opposite.
“That's why football is so frustrating. If we'd put the performance we did against Newcastle, we'd have won today. We weren't good enough. In the end, they probably deserved it,” Woods added.
“We're a lot better than this. I think this our worst performance since Norwich away. Today is a blip for us and we've got to put it right and start turning it around again.”