Carlos Corberán says the better side on the night claimed three Sky Bet Championship points at Turf Moor on Friday.
Darnell Furlong headed the visitors in front inside eight minutes, but Burnley hit back late on to secure a win courtesy of strikes from Nathan Tella and Scott Twine.
The Clarets had more shots, more possession and more final-third entries over the course of 90 minutes and Corberán admitted his side didn't reach the levels that they've been able to in recent weeks and months.
But the boss says plenty of lessons will be learnt from the setback in Lancashire.
Carlos said: “I think we were beaten by the better team.
“They’re top of the table because they deserve to be. They play very good football.
“But at the same time, for me, we have plenty of possibilities to compete and get a result.
“There were times when we used our resources to attack and defend well, but unfortunately we were defending too much today.
“We had too much time in the game without the ball. You’re always going to suffer the consequences of this.
“We need to learn from this situation and accept that they were better than us. What we can’t accept is to stop growing, because we still need to keep growing as a team.
“After we scored our early goal, they were even more aggressive in the press and that clearly made things difficult for us.
“We didn’t find the individual solutions to the problems we were having regarding the pressing.
“They created a level of speed in the game which didn’t allow us to find the solutions and it’s difficult to maintain a lead when that happens.
“It’s so disappointing to lose the two goals at the times that we did. It’s true, we didn’t have a lot of the ball in the second half and we didn’t create much.
“I watched us defend more than we would like to. We were suffering and we conceded the first goal with Okay Yokulsu off the pitch because he was receiving treatment.
“We lost the challenge in the middle where Okay usually is and he’s usually very dominant there.
“There’s no individual mistake, but I don think with Okay in there, we have a better chance of winning the ball.
“The second goal was a free-kick and he scored a great goal. They showed their quality there.
“Despite the goals, we didn’t do enough to get a result today.
“There is no doubt in my mind that there are plenty of lessons to be learnt tonight. The way the game played out and the different scenarios within it didn’t allow us to show how good we can be.
“From an attacking point of view, we are going to use this game to find better solutions.”