Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says some of their losses are down to shooting themselves in the foot, offering teams too many chances from their own defensive errors.
A 2-1 loss away to Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium dampened Glory's confidence after a solid win against the Wanderers last week.
Perth got off to a flying start, with Andy Keogh breaking the deadlock after just four minutes.
Lowe managed to keep his usual buoyant persona following the loss, telling the media his team could've taken at least one point.
"I thought we did at the end, we pushed to get something out of it," he said.
"We created enough situations to get something out of the game."
Based on the game's heatmap for the last 10 minutes of the game, Glory were putting the Reds under the pump to snatch something to take back to the west.
Two spots outside of the top six, Kenny still has belief.
"We've still got a few games left, there's no reason why we can't (make the finals)," he said.
The Glory boss also praised his side's mentality, shredding the fact the changeroom consists of players that will drop their head.
"No, we haven't got those type of people," he said.
A Dino Djulbic own goal brought United back onto level terms, which, according to Lowe, stemmed from a string of defensive errors.
"We've rushed something," he said.
"We've rushed a goalkick or something, and then it's popped out and they've whipped the ball into the box.
"Unfortunately, those things have been occurring too often.
"We've probably shot ourselves in the foot with the goals we conceded."