Jack Ross is keen to remain calm and level-headed as he dissects Sunderland’s first loss of the season.
The Black Cats’ unbeaten start to the campaign came to a halt on Saturday as Peterborough United ran out 3-0 winners at the Weston Homes Stadium.
Sunderland now face a two-week period without a game after their Sky Bet League One fixture with Burton Albion was postponed due to international call-ups.
And with a trip to Accrington Stanley up next for Ross’ men, the Scot is determined not to over-react.
“It’s the same as everyone I’ve lost here and we haven’t lost many,” he said.
“In fairness, we’ve lost with poorer performances.
“It’s not a reality check for us because there’s no way in the world we were carried away or approached this game with (any complacency).
“If the performance was poor from minute one, I’d have accepted that as a potential criticism, but we were at it on Saturday.
“We felt good coming into the game, the performance in the early part of the game was good. Sometimes you have days where it hinges on key moments and that’s what happened.
“Peterborough deserved to win the game, they’ve recorded a good result, and we move on.”