"It is always hard when you lose", said Stam.
Talking about the game then, the two teams looked very evenly matched and none of them was able to draw the first blood as the game remain goal-less in allotted 90 minutes plus the extra time of 30 minutes.
For Huddersfield, leaving Wembley is the greatest feeling in the world as the realisation of what next season brings kicks in.
In a tense and hardly fought Championship play-off final between Huddersfield and Reading, the Terriers emerged as victors in the cruellest of fashions thanks to Christopher Schindler's winning penalty. "This proves that you don't have to blow your brains out to get promotion".
With Reading finishing third in the table, Stam conceded that the thought of another 46-game season is daunting after this disappointment. You have to take risks to win games but you can also understand that both teams didn't want to because of what was on the game.More news: Steven Gerrard makes exciting prediction about Liverpool signings under Jurgen Klopp
"It's a totally different occasion and it's hard to put that aside".
"You feel sorry for yourself but you feel worse for other people. I still have a contract at Reading so there is nothing that is going to take me away".
"I'm not freaking out over the game or anything - it's a game of football", he said.
Huddersfield Town, who started the season as 12th favourites for promotion and who haven't played in the top division for 45 years, beat Reading 4-3 on penalties to earn a spot in the Premier League, completing an incredible journey in the process. "This is a league with a lot of very strong teams".
Jonathan Hogg was instrumental in one of the most famous goals in Watford history before suffering Wembley Stadium disappointment four years ago, but the midfielder is now celebrating after Huddersfield Town secured promotion to the Premier League.