Goalkeeper Jon Worsnop maintains Chester FC are a 'more capable' team than current performances suggest.
Last weekend's reverse at Gateshead made it four league games without a victory and the Blues have now won once from seven in all competitions.
Worsnop has been an ever-present this season and expected to be in a better positions than 15th going into December.
Alex Whitmore's own goal with eight minutes to go condemned Chester, who wasted a number of decent scoring chances, to a 1-0 defeat at Gateshead International Stadium and Worsnop sees the loss as another missed opportunity to pick up points.
He said: "The lads were really upset in the dressing room after the game. We've gone in at half-time 0-0 and you think we've got the wind second-half and we can kick on and maybe get something from the game but I think the chance we had early on when it should have been 1-0 has come back to haunt us.
"Gateshead nicked one with 10 minutes to go and it's backs against the wall kind of stuff and difficult to pick yourself up from that but those are the games, the teams that are in and around us, where we should be coming away with a point or three points.
"Somebody said in the changing rooms we've got one win in seven games now which is really, really disappointing because we know we can do better and I think that's the theme. We're a more capable side than we're showing at the moment."
Worsnop pulled off a fantastic save from Jordan Cranston before Blues fell behind and admitted he hoped that would prove a decisive moment.
And the 32-year-old insists the fact Gateshead, who had not won at home since mid-September, had new manager Neil Aspin watching from the stands as an excuse for the defeat.
He said: "To be honest, I saved that and I thought to myself that might have been the turning point in the game and we can go and nick a goal on the back of that and it's a clean-sheet and three points and then everybody's happy but it wasn't to be.
"You see it all the time from the Premier League down to the Evo-Stik League, a team gets a new manager and goes on to win after being on a losing streak
"However, it's no excuse and we're not going to use it as one. We missed a few chances unfortunately and we didn't come away with the points The lads are really, really down but we've got pick ourselves up and go again, that's all we can do."