Antrim captain Eoghan Campbell emphasised the need for his side to learn how to close out games after letting two Allianz Hurling League points slip from their grasp against Dublin on Sunday.
A late Dublin goal, following a mistake by goalkeeper Tiernan Smyth, saw the visitors leave Corrigan Park with a victory they scarcely deserved.
"It was a horrible way to lose,” Campbell admitted to RTÉ.
“We shouldn't have put ourselves in the situation. There was a bit of breeze with us in the second half and we went three points up. We have that tendency that once we go three up, we don't go four and five.
"We let them get a few easy points. It's disheartening, but if you look at last week there was only a 20 or 25-minute performance in us. Today we gave it everything for 65, 70, almost 80 minutes. It's a building step for us. That's how we'll look at it."Tweet