Dean Smith felt his Brentford side deserved to get something out of their 1-0 home defeat to Huddersfield.
The Bees were beaten by a Rajiv van La Parra strike that went in via deflections from Harlee Dean and Dan Bentley.
The home side had chances to score, with Lasse Vibe going close, and also felt they were on the thin end of some poor decisions.
Smith said: “We certainly had enough chances to get something out of it. We started quite brightly but there was a spell in the first half where I thought we got too deep and looked leggy and they controlled it.
“It was a poor goal to concede, the lad’s cut inside and it clipped off Harlee Dean’s head. It’s fine margins sometimes and unfortunately that can cost you the game.
“I thought we started the second half really well – with the lead, it allowed them to look to counter us and kill the game.
“Sergi’s been fouled in the box, it could have been a penalty. John Egan’s goal was disallowed, I’m not sure what for, so that’s disappointing.
“But I thought they were the better team in the first half – I’ve got no complaints about that. We gave it a go at the end and at the start of the second half, with lots of endeavour.”
Brentford were not at their best and it felt like a game too far for them after their efforts at Nottingham Forest with the international break also looming large.
“We looked a little bit flatter than we have done in recent weeks, it just didn’t drop for us.
“We’ve got a young squad and we’ve had a few injuries as well, so it’s not been easy to change the team too often.
“Huddersfield have had a great season and you can see why they’re up there, but I don’t think we’re too far away.”