Zlatan Ibrahimovic was saddened by Sweden's 2-1 defeat by Ukraine in Kiev but feels there is still time to turn things around.
The Sweden forward had put Erik Hamren's side a goal up early in the second half but two headers from Andriy Shevchenko gave Ukraine the lead within 10 minutes of falling behind.
Sweden had numerous opportunities to level the match as they pushed forward late on.
But the co-hosts held on, to the delight of their fans - and the dismay of Ibrahimovic.
"I feel sad. We had more chances to score," said the 30-year-old AC Milan player. "It was not supposed to happen. The situation is as it is. There is still two games left and we still have the two games to get a result.
"We need to play a better game than we did today. We cannot really lose the lead like we did."
Hamren echoed those thoughts and bemoaned some under-par performances.
"The two teams were nervous at the start," said the Sweden coach. "Then we started the second half well and scored. But unfortunately they soon levelled.
"The last 20 minutes we had nothing to lose and played well and I think a draw would have been a fair result as we had our chances.
"We knew how they would play and it was our performance which was not up to scratch. You need 11 players right on their game and we only had five or six in the first half.
"We knew the crosses would come in - and we were up against a super player (Shevchenko). Technically and tactically we did not cut it. We should have scored with the good chances we had at the end."
Johan Elmander and Olof Mellberg both skewed left-footed shots over the bar in the closing moments to leave Sweden bottom of Group D.
But there is still cause for hope given the draw between England and France earlier on Monday.
Defender Andreas Granqvist added: "We expected Ukraine to put us under a lot of pressure ... the quick equaliser hurt us. We were not good and it is very disappointing, we expected to get three points.
"But we are still in there - the other teams only drew."