Yakou Méïté spoke of the frustration among the Royals, after a late winner from Jack Harrison gave Leeds United a 1-0 win over Reading on Tuesday night.
Reading had matched their promotion-chasing counterparts for the majority of the match at Madejski Stadium, going close in the second half as Michael Morrison sent a shot over the crossbar after Méïté was brought down in the Leeds penalty area.
Both teams pushed for a winner, but Harrison netted late on to send the visitors top of the Sky Bet Championship table on the night, in a frustrating end to proceedings for the Royals.
"I think we started the game well," said the Reading striker after the game. "We had a plan to try and disrupt them and I think we did it well for the first half, but they scored at the end so we're very disappointed about this game.
"But, we're playing at the weekend so we need to switch quickly and be focussed for the next game.
"It was disappointing because all the team worked hard, but we didn't get the result at the end so, of course, it's very difficult to see it end like this.
"The game was tight, the score was only 1-0 but it's finished and we lost, so it doesn't matter if we matched them or not because, at the end, we didn't get the result.
"As we know, we've got a lot of games coming up soon so we need to be focussed and switch quickly.
"We're very disappointed, but we don't have time to think about this any more, so we want to win the next game and move on quickly."