Matt Grimes says Swansea City have to ensure there is no repeat of their heavy defeat at QPR if they have aspirations to get out of the Championship in the future.
The Swans suffered another defeat on their travels – their seventh in a row – as the Hoops scored four unanswered goals on a miserable afternoon in West London.
That streak is in stark contrast to their home form, with the Swans having won five league games in succession at the Liberty for the first time in 11 years.
There have been so many positives in the Swans recent performances, particularly on home soil, but there were few positives to be taken from this latest away-day setback.
And midfielder Grimes, while mindful this is a Swans team that is still developing under Graham Potter, wants to make sure there are no further disappointments of this nature.
“This whole year has been a process, this is the first year where the manager and his staff have worked with this group of players,” he said.
“We have had a good season overall, but you look at results like this and you have to learn from it.
“We have to make sure results like this do not happen again this season or next. We need to move on for next season, we know what we have to do to be better in games like this.
“It is harder to play away from home, and the bottom line is that just because you win three home games does not mean that you have cracked it.
“You have to perform away from home to get out of this league.
“It’s been a horrible day for everyone. Players, staff and fans. All the lads want to apologise because the last thing you want to do is to spend your money and make a long journey to watch your side get thumped 4-0.
“We have to learn and draw a line under it because these are the sort of days where you feel like you want to sink to the floor such is the disappointment.”