KENNY Jackett pulled no punches after Millwall's shock 5-1 defeat to Peterborough at The Den on Tuesday night.
Jackett was left furious by his side's defending as bottom-of-the-table Posh ran riot in South London to send the Lions spinning to their fifth straight league defeat.
He said: "We did not have the awareness that Peterborough were capable of breaking at us – they were incisive and looked like they had goals in them from start to finish.
"You could see the danger from the sidelines – not enough players on the pitch could sense that danger and were able to react or cut the ball out – probably Jimmy Abdou apart.
"Their finishing was ruthless and our defensive awareness as a side was really poor when the ball broke to them. We didn't do enough with the ball and I didn't think we had any cutting edge.
"We had nowhere near enough defensive awareness to keep them out. At half-time, I was looking for a big second-half and a big win to come back from 2-1 behind.
"We did not have enough – anywhere near enough. This was a key game bang in the middle of two televised matches and it was probably the most important one.
"We are in a situation now where we are in this run and our game against Middlesbrough can not come quickly enough. We have to produce a positive reaction and face up to what we have to do."
George Boyd inspired a devastating Posh performance, laying on two goals for Lee Tomlin either side of another assist for Tommy Rowe before scoring the fifth and final goal himself.
Jackett added: "Boyd gave Adam Smith and Alan Dunne a lot of trouble – the first two goals came down his side and his goal summed up his night, because he was the best player on the pitch."