Livorno fell to their third consecutive defeat on Sunday afternoon after conceding a penalty in the 96th minute to visitors Sampdoria in a competitive affair at the Stadio Armando Picchi.
“We were naive and we must accept the result because we know that we need to grow,” the 40-year-old coach told Rai Sport.
“The team is a fighting one and we have always sought to win.
“Did our strikers go missing? No, it is just a down turn in form.”
Livorno face struggling Bologna next as the Amaranto look to halt the slide toward the bottom of the Serie A standings.