Addicks boss Guy Luzon was left frustrated once more as Charlton fell to a 1-0 defeat at Reading Saturday, October 17.
Charlton had been playing well, but made things difficult for themselves when defender Patrick Bauer was shown a second yellow card for bringing down Nick Blackman on the edge of the box.
The Addicks are now without a win since August and look likely to be sucked into a relegation dogfight after such a promising start to the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the clash at the Madejski Stadium, Luzon explained that the sending off put pay to his team’s game plan on the day.
He said: “I felt we prepared well for the game. Our game plan worked, we organised well and we gave everything.
“But the red card changed the game and gave them the advantage. Reading are a team with a lot of quality so 11 against 10 was very difficult.
“In this situation, we can’t blame anyone because all of them gave everything.”
Despitre his frustrations, Luzon said he could have no complaints over the sending off.
“I was far away from it," he said. "Maybe it was a second yellow card, but we need to cope with it.”
“When it was 11 versus 11 it was a fair fight. “We had a lot of possession and they didn’t have any clear-cut chances on our goal. “It was a game where the first goal was going to win the game and the red card changed the situation.”
He also explained his decision to take off star men Johnnie Jackson, Franck Moussa and Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson.
“It was difficult with the 10 men," he said. "Also, we were forced to make subs in the circumstances. “Johnnie Jackson has not started for a long time and did not have the power for the full 90 minutes, Franck Moussa was the same.
“Also, Johann came back from two games with the Iceland national team and was kicked after 20 minutes.
"They were three subs where I did not have any choice."
Charlton are now 20th in the Championship table, just two points above bottom club Bolton.