Sky Blues defender Kyle McFadzean analysed his side’s performance last night as City suffered a 2-0 defeat at the Cardiff City Stadium.
A 72nd minute strike from Joel Bagan and a late winner from Mark Harris condemned City to defeat on the road, and McFadzean reflected on yesterday’s game.
“It was a tough one tonight, obviously we looked a bit tired as we went further into the game,” McFadzean mentioned.
“We weren’t good enough tonight; passing was a bit sloppy, we got caught and it wasn’t up to our standards.
“We have to do better, we know that. We said that when we came in, we all know that we have to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”
Chances for Viktor Gyökeres meant that the Sky Blues came close to equalising while the game was level, but McFadzean praised the recent efforts of the Swedish striker.
“We were just saying obviously he’s worked his socks off all night and he came in and had that one chance and you’d think that he’s put it away but the goalkeeper made a good save.
“It’s disappointing but he’s worked his socks off for the last few weeks, he’s been quality.”
McFadzean also looked back on the moment which ensured that the three points stayed in Wales, when Harris doubled the Bluebirds’ advantage.
“I shouldn’t have stepped up to be honest, and obviously he got a little bit lucky cutting inside and I’m on a yellow card so I didn’t really want to bring him down.
"We shouldn’t be conceding goals like that.
“The thing is we’ve got another game on Saturday so hopefully we can put it right.
“We don’t want the season to fizzle out, we want to be challenging for the playoffs. We’ve just looked at results and they’ve been a bit good for us tonight; Sheffield United didn’t manage to win and Millwall won over QPR so that’s helped a little bit.
“We’ve got to concentrate on game by game now, we’ve got a lot of games coming up on Saturdays and Tuesdays so if we can get back-to-back wins it’ll be massive.”
Speaking of upcoming fixtures, the Sky Blues’ next game sees McFadzean’s side host Barnsley at the Coventry Building Society Arena next Saturday.
“Hopefully on Saturday we can improve a little bit more and obviously it’s a massive game now because the next few games can sum up a season.
“Obviously Barnsley are fighting for their life so it’s going to be a tough game but we need to get back to winning ways.”