LIAM Trotter insisted Millwall did not deserve to lose against Ipswich on Saturday – despite conceding three goals at Portman Road.
QPR loanee DJ Campbell scored a brace and set up a third for strike partner Daryl Muprhy's to halt the Lions' unbeaten run at 13 games.
But while Trotter admitted the visitors' sloppy defending was uncharacteristic of their recent form, he refused to accept the Tractor Boys were the better side on the day.
"I don't think Ipswich did anything fantastic to get the win, but they got three goals and that's tough to take," he told NewsAtDen.
"We played some good football and created some chances, but their 'keeper pulled off two or three really good saves.
"For the best part of the game we were the better team. We were on top when Ipswich scored their first goal and they got a quick goal at the start of the second-half.
"Towards the end of the game it opened up. We had more control, but it wasn't our day."
Trotter began his career as a trainee at Ipswich and while much had been made of his return to Suffolk in the build-up to the match, the 24-year-old was unperturbed by facing his former club.
"This game isn't more important than any other," he said. "There are 46 games in the season and I treat each one exactly the same.
"For me, coming back to Ipswich is nice because it's a chance for me to see my family. But in terms of what happened on the pitch, it had no bearing on how I played.
"Ipswich is a big club and I was always confident they would pull away – I don't think they will go down this season. They had a very good manager here before and have another one now.
"They should be confident that can do well and kick-on. Maybe this win will be the start of a good run for them."