Ben Watson was disappointed Wigan Athletic could not close out three points at West Bromwich Albion.
The Latics midfielder was on the scoresheet against his former club, his goal giving the visitors a 2-1 lead after Charles N'Zogbia cancelled out Peter Odemwingie's opener.
But Roberto Martinez's relegation candidates were denied maximum spoils as Marc-Antoine Fortune saved face for the Baggies.
And Watson admitted he was left with mixed emotions after Tuesday night's Premier League clash.
"I think we had the chance to kill the game off at 2-1 but we never and we got punished for it," Watson told the club's official website.
"We started the game brightly and then they got the goal, we kicked on again and then got the two goals to put us in the lead and we looked comfortable.
"We had a great chance at the start of the second half that, if we score it, I think it's game over but at times I think we were disappointed with the way we kept the ball in the second half.
"If we'd have kept it better, we would have made life a lot easier for ourselves."
Wigan's goals came from free-kicks - Charles N'Zogbia levelling the game after 20 minutes then Watson putting Latics in front just before half time.
The former Crystal Palace midfielder kept the celebrations to a minimum, having spent some time on loan at The Hawthorns and he added: "Charles struck his free kick well, it took a little deflection, and I just aimed for the far post and it snuck in.
"I enjoyed myself there, I had a good time, the fans were good to me so I showed them a bit of respect."