"A draw would have been frustrating because we controlled large parts of the game, so to lose is gutting"
Paul Cook spoke to iFollow Ipswich after Town fell to a 2-0 defeat against Sunderland this afternoon.
An 85th-minute header from Luke O'Nien saw Sunderland take the lead at the Stadium of Light, before Aiden McGeady converted a 90th-minute penalty to seal the three points for the hosts.
"First of all credit to our supporters - they travelled in great numbers and I wish them all a safe journey home," the Blues boss said.
"A draw would have been frustrating because we controlled large parts of the game, so to lose is gutting.
"We didn't have as many clear-cut chances in the second half like we did in the first, so that was disappointing, but I do think we played well.
"It's football and these things can happen. We'll lick our wounds and be ready for Rothehram on Tuesday."
The full interview is available to watch on iFollow Ipswich.