Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom was left disappointed after their 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth.
The Blades were well beaten on the day.
Heckingbottom said: “We started poorly and then when we were going to give ourselves an opportunity to get back into the game, we conceded two really poor goals.
“When you’re conceding goals like that, particularly, in this league, you’re not going to give yourselves a chance.
“But we can’t hide behind that, before that we have to be better. We dropped well below our standards that we’ve set this season, particularly in the last two games.
“We knew Bournemouth would try to start that way. We never really recovered. To concede the way we did before half-time then makes it difficult.
“Mistakes are mistakes, we have to make sure we perform better and get that our of our system for next week which is another big game.
“We know as a group that that wasn’t good enough. We need to be better and generally we have been. We did keep going until the end, the effort was that but we dropped below our usual standards.
“You’ve got no option but to pick yourself up. There is always another game. A tricky game away but a team that is down there with us.
“Regardless of who we’re playing, we’re fighting for points to stay in this league. We can’t put all our eggs in any one basket, we need points wherever they come.”