KENNY Jackett issued an apology to Millwall supporters after his side were beaten 2-0 by Wolves at The Den on Tuesday night.
Jackett accused his players of lacking "spirit, heart and passion" as Dean Saunders' side cantered to victory in South London thanks to goals from David Edwards and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
"There were no positives," Jackett fumed afterwards. "I apologise to the people that paid to watch – we were poor. We lacked the spirit, heart and passion you need to play for this club.
"We didn't show enough desire. I didn't think we were out of the game at any stage – even at 2-0, if we had got a goal back we could have had a run at them and got something.
"We did not show enough heart or organisation and it was a very disappointing performance. I felt we were very, very poor. We didn't show enough.
"Some people showed a bit of fire but it didn't work for them, some people did not. As a group and as a team, there weren't enough of the basics.
"We didn't deserve to get any points tonight. If there is a fear of playing at home, I don't accept that – it's a game of football, you have to show some passion and talk to each other.
"You have to show those basics first. Despite the performance, I felt the crowd were quite subdued and they could have given us a lot more stick than they did."
Jackett admitted he gave his players a dressing-down after the game and demanded an immediate response from them in the FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.
"I was the one that spoke afterwards – I don't think anyone else did," he said. "We will be training on Wednesday and we will talk about Sunday and getting ourselves out of this run.
"We need to look forward and work out an equation with people that do want to run and compete. I don't like losing but I understand sometimes you do – but that was a below-par performance.
"We were poor in terms of our commitment and body language – those things were missing."