Midfielder felt Blues deserved more at Wycombe
It was a result that Amine Linganzi felt defied logic.
But the midfielder has urged Pompey not to let their heads drop following a 1-0 defeat to Wycombe.
A deflected second half strike from Scott Kashket saw the Chairboys secure all three points at Adams Park.
The result meant they leapfrogged the Blues into sixth spot, but Linganzi thought the visitors deserved more for their efforts.
He said: “I’m really proud of our performance and I felt that we deserved to win.
“Sometimes you can have 90 per cent of the ball and the opponent will score with just one or two chances.
“There isn’t really any logic in football and so we just need to keep our heads up for the next game.
“We’ll keep working in training to try to get better because with 18 games remaining, we need to stay focused.
“It’s important that we stay strong mentally. When bad things happen in football – like in life – you have to learn from it.
“Of course we’re disappointed with the result and it’s not easy for the fans when we lose, so I want to thank them for their reaction at the final whistle.”
Linganzi was making his first league start since he was sent off in a victory at Cambridge in October.
He said: “It’s a pleasure to be in the side. I haven’t played many games since the red card, so I just needed to stay patient and my team-mates helped me a lot.”