Asked where it went wrong, on a dark and wet day in south London, he said: “There’s no good reason for why we lost the game, because from my point of view, we controlled the game over 90 minutes. Especially first half we played well, with control. I think as [per] the last game, we didn’t find that last pass in the final third or to finish the action.
“In the second half, ok they scored after 10 minutes. But we tried, we pushed. We had two or three good shots from the box that were blocked. We missed the last pass, to cross the ball or shoot to finish the action. In many opportunities which we had, we tried to dribble or do something, maybe we didn’t find the space and solution very well.
“But it’s one more game that we played well, better than our opponents, and we lost. That’s for sure the analysis, so we have to prepare ourselves for the next game.”
That next game is a trip to Everton, and the skipper is resolute that good results are just around the corner. The Serbian said: “I think we just have to continue our work, believe in ourselves. We have the international break to try to get out of this situation and to be better.”
Milivojevic shared the fans’ frustration at Selhurst Park, where his side are without a goal or a win this season. He said: “If we score today – early or first, our fans would give us more support and more energy. After that it would be easier to play. When you concede the first game at home, then it is difficult.
“The fans of course are not happy because they want to win as well. In the end, we play for them. We will never stop fighting for them, and we will continue.”