Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat was unhappy with the way his team have started the new A-League campaign.
Their 4-1 defeat in the derby against Melbourne City on Saturday left Victory winless from their opening two rounds.
Muscat labelled the display as embarrassing and though he wasn't singling out any individuals, he will want a dramatic improvement.
Victory suffered their first defeat at Etihad Stadium in 14 matches dating back to 2014, with few of their players emerging with much credit.
Marquee midfielder Oliver Bozanic completed just five passes before being substituted before the hour mark.
Full-backs Jason Geria and Daniel Georgievski were given a rough night by City wingers Nicolas Colazo and Bruce Kamau, while Alan Baro was at fault with the second goal when he lost track of Bruno Fornaroli too easily.
"I don't want it turning into a witch hunt, we'll be sticking together," said the coach after the game.
Muscat says it's important they quickly get over the poor performance, in which only 16-year-old debutant Seb Pasquali impressed.
"It's amazing because he adheres to structure, technically he's very good," added the coach after the teenager's 15-minute cameo. "He receives the ball in dangerous areas. He got us back in a little bit of ascendancy."
Tim Cahill opened his account for City with a long-range volley in the first half that found the top corner and gave the visitors the lead.
Fornaroli doubled their advantage on the half-hour mark and when Luke Brattan added another seven minutes into the second half it was virtually game over.
Marco Rojas pulled one back 10 minutes later, but within a minute Victory conceded again as Fernando Brandan beat keeper Lawrence Thomas at his near post.
Melbourne Victory are 13/5 to win the FFA Cup, with Melbourne City 8/11 and Sydney FC 1/1.
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