Head coach Jonathan Woodgate spoke after Boro's defeat to Barnsley at Oakwell.
Conor Chaplin netted the decider for the hosts on 73 minutes as the Teessiders were beaten in South Yorkshire.
"Really disappointing. We want to try and win these games and we didn't, we fought and they got the goal and were the better team on the day," said Woodgate.
"12 games to go and we need to start picking up points sharpish. We are in a relegation battle, so I need heart, I need fight and I need desire. I need all them things that my team need to give me."
Watch the full interview with the Boro head coach in the video above.