Sheffield Wednesday defender was not happy with the way they played against Watford at the weekend.
The Owls went down 3-0 to Watford in-front of their own fans and Loovens feels that too many of the team had an off day.
It is a result which puts Wednesday down to 11th in the Championship table and, although the Dutchman admits that Watford are a good side, he wants to see more from his side from now on.
“I don’t believe they wanted it more than us,” Loovens said to the Sheffield Telegraph. “Watford are a good side so you have to give them credit. We can do better than what we showed, especially in the first half.
“But they will be up there at the end of the season. I’m sure of that. We were second best all over the pitch. There were too many who had off days. I think we have to look in the mirror. Everybody knows what they do on the pitch. There were too many players not at it.
“We should not dwell on it too much. We have been doing really well. Let’s hope Watford was an off day and we get back to winning ways on Tuesday against Brentford. We have to pick ourselves up and produce a better performance.”
At the beginning of the campaign Wednesday had been tipped as one of the Championship's potential relegation candidates, but their form over the opening of the campaign seemed to suggest that they could be one of the surprise packages.
However, a poor run of form more recently has seen the slide down the table and it is a run of form which they can ill-afford to allow to continue.
Stuart Gray has done a good job since taking over last season, but he will realise the challenge that he now has on his hands.
The good news is that his side have the opportunity to bounce straight back from this latest setback, and they will be determined to beat Brentford when they take them on tomorrow.