Alun Wyn Jones believes Wales went some way to answering their critics against England, but was left to bemoan a "75-minute performance" as the reigning Six Nations champions snatched victory in Cardiff.
Eddie Jones looked set to suffer his first defeat as England head coach on Saturday, only for Elliot Daly to score a match-winning try with four minutes remaining.
Defeat was somewhat harsh on Wales, who were on top for long periods against a side seeking a 16th successive Test win.
"Obviously it was a 75-minute performance there. Hopefully we answered the critics and some of the doubters but ultimately we probably didn't with the result," Jones told BBC Sport.
"We had a good score before half-time [from Liam Williams], the best time to score for us really considering the pressure we were under, but ultimately we didn't maintain that for the full second half.
"Yes we're disappointed with the result, [but] people wanted to see us change or try to change and we've done that.
"The performance, it was there for 76 minutes, but unfortunately those four minutes eluded us this week."