Cape Town - Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer felt hard done by after his side were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.
Chris Wood scored the only goal of the match just three minutes in thanks to a mistake from Eagles defender Chung-yong Lee, from which they were unable to recover.
"I think everyone who was in the stadium or sitting behind the television would have seen that only one team deserved to win today, and that was us," De Boer said.
"That’s football and sometimes you don’t get what you deserve, but we can also blame ourselves for giving the goal away and not scoring our opportunities.
"I had good confidence in the squad today but they didn’t start with that confidence and maybe that was shown in the goal we conceded, but after that we stood up and we played how we can play. I think we created a lot of chances and didn’t give anything away and controlled the game, but then you have to reward yourself."
Sunday’s result leaves the Eagles second-last in the Premier League standings, as they have yet to earn a point, and yet to score, after four league matches.
"We didn’t score and it’s unbelievable when you’ve seen this game, but I always think that the most important thing is that you play like this every week, and then you’ll get what you deserve and that’s points," De Boer added.
"Burnley are normally very difficult because of their style of play but I think we did quite well and came out of our shell.
"I cannot do anything more and we have to reward ourselves with the chances; normally if you get 10 chances and four or five open ones, then you have to score and if you don’t you’ll get punished."