“The results are nowhere near acceptable, that’s my responsibility, I know that,” said Trollope.
“It’s my responsibility to shape it and mould it and get the best out of people.
“I’m totally aware of that, but I also believe in how we work, that this will turn.”
Penalty ‘changed the game’
Leeds secured victory with an assured second-half display, though their opening goal came against the run of play after Cardiff had controlled the game before the interval.
The visitors were awarded a penalty when Bluebirds defender Matt Connolly tangled with Pontus Jansson at a corner and wrestled him to the ground.
Leeds manager Garry Monk said it was a “definite penalty” but, having seen players grapple each other from set-pieces throughout the game, Trollope felt the decision from referee Graham Scott was inconsistent.
“Probably the refereeing decision changed the game, which was frustrating for us because there was a lot going on at set-pieces at both ends,” he said.
“There was a warning before. Listen, I’m not saying it wasn’t a penalty, but if he’s giving it then he could be giving a few at either end.
“That moment changed the game and meant we had to chase it in a different manner, we left ourselves a wee bit open.”