Central Coast Mariners coach Mike Mulvey says there's no use sulking.
The Mariners remain last in the A-League after being pipped by a 92nd minute goal in a 2-1 away loss to Adelaide United on Sunday.
Mulvey believes his charges deserved to take at least a point from Adelaide.
"We're playing a top-four team, should be in the top two," Mulvey said of Adelaide.
"They're a good side, they have got some very good players, and we took them all the way. So that gives us an indication of how far we are coming.
"But we're not ready for that next level right now, we haven't got that mental toughness to see out a game."
Mulvey believed such strength would come via fresh signing Jem Karacan, a former English Premier League midfielder, and other recruits.
"We are going to have a couple of added players to the squad which will increase the depth and intensity at training and competition for places," he said.