Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater apologises for 'frustrating' defeat
Danny Drinkwater said Leicester City's surprise defeat at Peterborough was incredibly frustrating and he apologised to the 5,000 away fans who made up nearly half of the attendance at London Road.
Drinkwater said City should have claimed the three points after going ahead at the start of the second half through Ben Marshall.
However, Drinkwater said City would quickly put the result behind them and focus on tomorrow night's FA Cup replay against Huddersfield Town.
"It is very frustrating," he said. "We went into the second half on the back of what we thought was a very solid first-half performance.
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"We thought we should take the three points after we took the lead but it is just very frustrating.
"We stopped them playing in the first half. We know what they are like at home. They like passing the ball around and we battled well.
"The fans were brilliant. Credit to them, they were 5,000 strong. That shows they believe in the club and I want to thank them for it.
"They can see where we are going and we can hopefully prove it to them.
"Everyone is gutted, but it is about moving on to the next game.
"We did enough to win the game. We conceded some sloppy goals but we have to move on to the next game.
"We are still up there in second place but it is a missed opportunity. We have to take the positive that we are still up there.
"The gaffer won't allow a hangover from this game. He makes it clear that we move on straight away. It is the FA Cup next. We have a good opportunity to get to the next round and, hopefully, we can take it."
Drinkwater admitted that City missed striker Chris Wood, who was injured, but he praised the front two of Jamie Vardy and David Nugent for their work-rate.
"He (Wood) is going to be a big loss for any team," said Drinkwater. "He scores goals and holds the ball up.
"I thought Vardy did well and worked hard. He and Nugent worked their socks off. That helps ups massively.
"Peterborough have midfield players who like to get on the ball and they helped stop that."