Midfielder Luka Milivojevic has urged his Crystal Palace team-mates to learn from their mistakes after a difficult spell in the league.
Since their clinical opening-day victory at Fulham, the Eagles have lost four from six in the Premier League and have slid to 13th in the table having wasted chances to establish themselves among the top 10.
Manager Roy Hodgson most recently spoke of his concerns surrounding their discipline after Mamadou Sakho’s reckless challenge gifted Bournemouth the late penalty that ensured Monday’s 2-1 defeat at the Vitality Stadium.
Alexander Sorloth had needlessly conceded a free-kick shortly before that to gift the hosts the attack that led to that penalty, and it was also a lack of discipline that contributed when Palace lost at home to Liverpool.
By also dropping points against Watford and Newcastle having missed multiple chances to take the lead, Hodgson’s team again undermined their own chances of success.
Milivojevic said: “We dropped a lot of points. I cannot say we are not experienced, because we have a lot of experienced players in our squad.
“But we have to learn to deal with situations when we score, when we concede. That is something that we can correct.
“We had Watford where we created many chances at 0-0 and lost. We had Liverpool; they had a penalty in the last minute of the first half.
Games we played very well.
“We had Newcastle where we played very well and should have scored two or three goals. (Against Bournemouth) as well at 1-1 we should carry on the same to score one more or keep 1-1.
“If we take a point or three (against Bournemouth) I would say we played a perfect game. But when you lose it is a bit different.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!