Such was the Owls’ dominance through the Championship clash at Burnley, Carlos Carvalhal said he would have been disappointed with a draw – never mind the 3-1 defeat that unfolded at Turf Moor.
Wednesday produced arguably their best performance of the season so far but emerged with nothing to show from their efforts.
And Carvalhal said: “When the game was 1-1, I think everyone in the stadium was waiting for Sheffield Wednesday to score the next goal.
“We were in control of the game, we saw so much of the ball and I was thinking that I was disappointed if this ends in a draw.
“But then we concede two late goals and that was not what we deserved. The players are very disappointed in the dressing room because they know, we all know, that the scoreline was not a good reflection of the game.
“But congratulations to Burnley, they took their chances and there will be games this season when the opposites play very well but we will win the game.”
The Owls’ head coach did see through the frustration to state his confidence in much better times to come as the campaign develops.
He added: “We were the better side today and I am very pleased with the performance although of course not with the result.
“We will only get better and better, I am sure of that. We gave a very good performance today but that’s football.
“We move on now and we are pleased we have a very quick opportunity for our next game against Bolton on Tuesday.”