Liam Boyce says the Brewers are “disappointed” to lose in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup to Leicester City, citing the standards that the squad have set themselves this campaign.
28-year-old Boyce scored early in the second half against The Foxes, which began an assault on the Leicester City goal which saw the Brewers come one exceptional save away from scoring an equaliser.
The Northern Irish striker said: “In the first half we didn’t really start with the pace and power that Leicester had up front.
“We gave the ball away cheaply, the opponents didn’t and that’s the way it goes against Premier League teams.
“We were a bit disappointed which is a sign of how well I thought we played.”
Leicester City scored two goals in the first 20 minutes of the game through Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans, but it was all Brewers throughout the majority of the second half.
“We went in [at half-time] disappointed with our performance in the first half and it’s just good to get that reaction.”
Boyce scored in the 52nd minute with a low powerful shot from the edge of the box.
He said: “I knew from the way it came to me it was just instinct if I hit it hard and low through bodies it was going to be tough for the keeper.
“You just have to weave it to the left of the keeper, and because I hit it so hard, he had no chance.”
Leicester City had goalkeeper Danny Ward and defender Christian Fuchs to thank for keeping their lead intact, both making crucial blocks from Scott Fraser and Oliver Sarkic respectively.
“If we’d have got that second goal, they would have been even more rattled and we could have gone on and won it,” explained Boyce.
However, with Albion returning to league action this weekend, the squad’s focus has now turned to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
And Liam feels that the team can use the cup game to their benefit going forward in League One.
“We have to use this performance as a springboard. It has been the same for the last couple of weeks.
“We need to be a bit more ruthless in the box when we get these chances and crucial moments in the game. [They] can turn the game on its head and put it in our favour.”