Sergi Canos refused to use tiredness as an excuse for Brentford’s limp performance against Wolves on Tuesday night.
The Bees were second best against Paul Lambert’s side and, despite leading through Maxime Colin’s well taken finish, fell to defeat after late goals from Matt Doherty and Helder Costa.
Brentford looked like a side running on fumes but Canos did not want to use the last six weeks’ exertions, where they have played 10 games, as an excuse.
“We could do with the international break but it’s not an excuse. We try to do our best and maybe we feel tired but that’s not an excuse,” he said.
“It was very disappointing. I don’t know how to describe it but we go home very disappointed. Wolves played better than us.”
That international break will come after the Bees have faced a trip to relegation battlers Burton Albion and Canos knows they must bounce back.
He said: “We will try to put it right at Burton. It will be a good game.”
The Spaniard returned to Griffin Park in January and feels he has settled in west London once again after spending six months at Norwich.
He explained: “I think I have settled down very well and we were in good form until we lost on Saturday and Tuesday. The team is doing well but we have to keep on trying.”
Jota also returned to west London at the start of the year and he has played a key role in the Bees’ recent successes.
Canos exclaimed: “Jota is a great player. It’s easy to play with him. He makes football easier for us and every move, he’s got his head up and he’s a great player.”