This is the Morale victory part of what Zod was saying.
Sure, moral victories don't mean much. However, focusing on the bad and doing this "woe is me" crap is pathetic. This is football. Adjusting to the season and fixing your problems throughout the season is a large part of the game! In a loss, you have to accept your flaws, fix them, and look at whatever positives are there for reassurance that it will be OK if you just fix the problems. It's motivation to correct the issues. It's necessary.