Neil Warnock reflected on a disappointing evening at Cardiff City Stadium but looked ahead to a season-defining six games that starts with a trip to Aston Villa on Tuesday evening.
Wolves extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship to nine points, having played a game more than second place City.
And whilst the nature of Friday evening’s defeat stung, the manager stressed the need to refocus on the remaining fixtures and the task at hand.
“We more than held our own and I’m disappointed that we didn’t win the game, let alone take a point,” said Neil. “That’s football for you though, nothing seemed to go for us.
“I thought both penalty decisions were correct and that we could have had another one in the first half. But, what else can you say about a game like that?
“We showed we’re a good team though and we more than matched Wolves. Credit to the fans for making a terrific atmosphere as well.
“I thought it was a cracking game: a fantastic advertisement for football and with a fantastic crowd. I can’t fault my lads; they gave it their all.”
And whilst the disappointment at CCS was palpable come the final whistle, Neil ended with a statement of intent.
He said: “They’re [the players] all disappointed, but it shows how far we’ve come.
“We’ve played against the supposed best team in the Championship and have more than held our own. Now we’ve got to do it all again in the last six games.
“No team will look forward to playing us, I’m sure of that.”