The 4-0 thumping sees Forest now bottom of the Premier League table.
Cooper said: "I completely understand the situation and the question and respect it 100%. But my concern is we have lost another game for this club, not my own situation because I care more about the club more than my personal circumstances.
"I refuse to criticise the players as a group as it a fresh challenge."
On whether he will still be in charge for Forest's next game against Aston Villa, he added: "I will be planning [for the game]".