Michael Laudrup drew a number of positives from his side's performance as the Swans suffered their first defeat of the season against Aston Villa.
The visitors could have taken the lead as Ashley Williams and Nathan Dyer were denied by two superb saves from Brad Guzan in the Villa goal, before the home side opened the scoring through a fantastic volley from Matthew Lowton.
Danny Graham was inches away from an equaliser shortly before half-time and after dominating for long periods in the second half, Paul Lambert's men sealed the win late on through new signing Christian Benteke.
And despite seeing the unbeaten run come to an end after a fine start to the campaign, Laudrup felt that the Swans had plenty to build on ahead of next weekend's clash with Everton.
"I can't say that I'm disappointed because I thought we played well," he said. "Five minutes before they scored we could have taken the lead through Nathan and then they score with a fantastic goal.
"Until the last 20 minutes we tried to play the way we are used to, but then we had to take more risks going forward.
"That meant we left spaces at the back as we had a lot of offensive players on the pitch at the same time. But our finishing wasn't good today and that is why we lost.
"But I would be more concerned if we had lost and not created anything."
The travelling support were given their first glimpse of deadline day signing Pablo Hernandez, as the Spanish international came off the bench to show some neat touches in the latter stages of the game.
There was also a first Premier League appearance for Itay Shechter and in defence, Alan Tate
made his first league start since the opening game of last campaign following injury.
And the Swans boss had nothing but praise for his two new signings, as well as Tate and young Ben Davies.
"I thought he (Hernandez) did well," said Laudrup. "I can see that he is going to fit well into the way we play and it was also great to see Itay make his debut and also Alan Tate
come through 90 minutes.
"Ben also did well again at left-back. I thought all four of them did very well."
Laudrup added: "We will always be competitive. We know we are going to lose games during the season, but we will always fight until the end and we will never just give a game away where people can say that we didn't turn up."
Meanwhile, Villa boss Paul Lambert was delighted with his side's performances as they earned their first win of the season in four attempts.
The Scot suffered back-to-back defeats in his first two Premier League games before earning a hard-fought point against Newcastle a fortnight ago.
And the former Norwich boss hailed his players as Lambert earned a fourth win over the Swans in five games as a manager.
"I thought we were excellent and deserved the win," he said. "We were up against a really good side that have been flying so far. My boys were superb.
"Both of our goals were world-class in terms of their execution, as were Brad Guzan's saves in the first half.
"We had to play without the ball because Swansea keep it so well and there are a lot of tired legs in the squad but it was a big, big effort from us.
"And I can't fault the lads' work-rate since I've been at the football club - they've been terrific."