Ghana goalkeeper Adams Kwarasey is picking up the positives despite their failure to reach the final of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars were dealt a devastating blow at the continental showpiece after Zambia beat them 1-0 in the semifinal in Bata on Wednesday.
The Norwegian-born glove man was criticized for his poor aerial judgement in the tournament, but he says he is learnt a lot on his debut.
'This is was my first major game at such a big tournament and surely I made some mistakes but I have learnt a lot,' Kwarasey said.
'I believe that the experience that I have garnered from this tournament will go a long way to shape me and make me a better goalkeeper for my nation. When the team wins, we all take the credit and when they lose, the same principle should apply,' he added