Captain Michael Hogan was in a reflective mood after Glamorgan fell to a nine wicket defeat to Gloucestershire at Sophia Gardens.
Glamorgan's top order struggled in both innings and it took a career-best from Timm van der Gugten and resiliant innings from Ruaidhri Smith and Kieran Bull to make Gloucestershire bat again.
“It’s pretty hard to sugarcoat it, to be honest with you," said Hogan after the match.
"I think the second innings eight, nine, ten showed the top order what can be done if you invest some time and effort into your innings. To say the least, we're very disappointed. I think it’s a confidence issue at the moment. We’ve played a lot of second eleven cricket against that exact Gloucestershire attack and there’s six or seven boys in there that scored hundreds against them on tough wickets.
"Whether it’s the case of playing in the first team and putting pressure on themselves, I don’t know. They’ve done it as individuals before in tougher conditions. We’ve been crying out for a decent wicket like that, finally got one and still couldn’t put a decent score on the board.”