Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley was at a loss after his side fell 19-9 at Racing Metro in the Heineken Cup.
Last season's surprise semi-finalists have failed to repeat the heroics - losing all three of their Pool One games thus far.
The boot of Greg Laidlaw did at least put them on the board in France, but Racing scored tries through Juan Imhoff and Ben Arous to record a solid victory and stay in touch with leaders Munster and Saracens.
Bradley said: "We're disappointed with the result because we came here to win and we didn't.
"We haven't performed to the levels and standards we set ourselves in the first two games of this Heineken Cup season but this was totally different and we were in the game right to the last minute.
"The boys played well and the frustrating thing is that we had opportunities throughout the game. The period at the start of the second half saw us dominate the game and I felt that if we could have scored then, the game would have swung our way.
"But to give Racing their credit, they produced a strong defensive show in that 20-minute period to hold us out, which was a crucial part of the match.
"Unfortunately they then scored a try with probably their only real shot at our line in the second half and that was it. On another day, it could all have been very different."