Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has maintained that his side remain in high spirits despite their 2-1 defeat by Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
The reigning Premier League champions suffered their second straight defeat and sixth overall in the English top-flight, while they are now without a win in four matches in all competitions.
Nevertheless, Ranieri is remaining optimistic and insists that the Foxes are simply going through a rough patch at the moment.
"It's just a bad period now. This period [shows] how big last season was. That's it," he said.
"Now we are in 2016-17 and we have to react, to keep going with this period but of course stay stronger and concentrate from the beginning of the match every time.
"They have very good quality players and scored two fantastic goals. We had a very fantastic reaction. We tried to do our best.
"Of course, (Heurelho) Gomes didn't make any saves, but I think until the end we had a chance to score a goal because the team was alive. Against us today there was a big wall to stop all our shots at goal but I'm very pleased with our performance. I'm proud of them.
"At the end we deserved to draw the match. Of course, we lost the match, but the spirit is the same and I am positive. The spirit is high spirit."
Leicester will be hopeful to get back to winning ways in midweek when they welcome Club Brugge to the King Power Stadium in the UEFA Champions League.