Conor Coady insists Wolves didn’t take Burnley lightly after going down 2-0 at Turf Moor.
For the third time out of four this season, Wolves lost immediately after an international break, while they failed again to beat a struggling team.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have lost twice to Huddersfield – who were relegated yesterday – lost at Cardiff and drawn at Fulham.
Nuno made three changes to the line-up that beat Manchester United in the FA Cup in their previous game two weeks before.
Coady believes complacency was not an issue.
“We knew how tough it was going to be. Burnley are a good team and they’ve showed it, they’re resilient and good in their shape, and we were hard to break down,” the skipper told Wolves official website.
“We had to concentrate on ourselves and I don’t think we performed the way we wanted to, so we need to look at it.”
Coady admitted Wolves were sloppy and confessed they didn’t deserve to win.
The Wolves captain gave the Clarets the lead within 90 seconds with his third own goal of the season after Chris Wood’s angled shot hit the post and went in off him as he slid in to try to prevent the ball crossing the line.
Dwight O’Neil sealed the win for Burnley with a shot from the edge of the box in the 77th minute after running at Romain Saiss.
“I don’t think we deserved much from the game,” said Coady. “I don’t think we played too well.
“In the first half we didn’t control it how we wanted to control it and gave away a sloppy goal where we weren’t switched on to the free-kick, which is disappointing.
“I thought we dominated the second half but didn’t create too much and they hit us with the sucker punch.”
Coady said the players believed they could get back into the game at half-time.
“There was still a long way to go in the game. One-nil isn’t a big scoreline, we were still in the game – all we needed was a chance, and that’s what we were saying at half-time.
“I thought we came out and dominated a little bit more, but the goal was sloppy on the counter attack.”
Nuno and his squad have little time to lick their wounds with Manchester United at Molineux on Tuesday.
Wolves remain seventh – albeit by a one-goal goal difference – and he insists they can maintain their position.
Coady added: “We’ve got it all to play for in the Premier League, we want to finish as high as we possibly can. We need to get better and go again.”