Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe claims the side are improving but they must learn the lessons from their defeat to Crystal Palace.
The striker says there are plenty of positives to take from the clash with Palace and they should not just concentrate on the fact they threw away a two-goal lead.
Defoe highlights the chances the side created and their energy levels but knows the side need to pick up at least a point form the clash at West Brom this weekend.
He told the club’s website: “It’s important we take something from the game but it’s also important for the lads to forget about last Saturday.
“We have to go back to the training pitch, work hard and try to put in the same kind of performance, and hopefully if we get a little bit of luck we will get the points that we need.
“We’re improving but when you’re 2-0 up and concede within 30 seconds it isn’t good enough and I think all the players know that.
“There were a lot of positives to take from the game – the amount of chances we created and our energy levels, and we put more crosses into the box which is what the manager wanted.
“It’s not often you score two goals and come away a little bit down but we just have to keep going.”