Panutche Camara was full of praise for the side after their 0-0 draw with Luton Town on Saturday afternoon at the Checkatrade Stadium.
The young forward operated as a lone striker and drew warm appreciation from the fans throughout with his work-rate and desire - and he felt the hosts could have won the game against the league leaders.
"We deserved to win the game," Panutche told iFollow Crawley.
"Against Chesterfield we weren't at our best and we didn't play to our abilities - so we had an obgligation to the fans today to come out and give a good performance against a side that was top of the league.
"Everyone worked really hard today and that's reflected in the result."
Harry Kewell deployed the striker, signed from Dulwich Hamlet in the summer, as the sole attacker for the first time since he joined the club - but the Head Coach was full of admiration for his player's performance and nominated him as man of the match after the contest.
"It's not somewhere I'm too used to playing," he admitted.
"But I'm just happy to be part of the team - that's why I kept working hard and running all the way through the game.
"It was my first time playing in the league on my own as a striker and it felt good.
"If the manager wants me to play there then I will, and I'll always do my best for the team."
After the home fans left the Checkatrade Stadium on Tuesday evening disappointed, Saturday saw them applaud their team off after an admirable showing against Nathan Jones' side.
"It felt really good to have the fans cheering for us and being behind us," he continued.
"We always need them but after Tuesday they were understandably frustrated.
"But today there were excellent and its good for them to be going home happy."
The above interview on iFollow Crawley is translated by midfielder Kaby Djalo.