When you are looking for an excuse, any excuse will do. Some people are experts at making excuses. They have a different excuse for everything that goes wrong. Unfortunately, excuses build into your character the qualities that will ultimately lead to your defeat. You must change your attitude, stop wasting time and energy on excuses, and channel that energy into achieving success.
Ask a non-trophy winner how the tournament was and you will hear a million things wrong with the tournament. if you ask a trophy winner about the same tournament, you will hear about how great it was. No one wants to hear excuses.