STEVE Lomas admitted he was under pressure after Millwall were thrashed 5-1 by Derby County at The Den on Saturday.
The ten-man Lions are rooted to the bottom of the Championship after being humiliated by the rampant Rams, who were inspired by hat-trick hero Craig Bryson.
And Lomas said it was inevitable his position would be under scrutiny.
"You're always worried – when you're not winning, it goes without saying that you're going to be under pressure," he said. "I'm not deluded enough to think that's not going to be the case.
"I am the manager, the buck stops with me – it's a simple as that. I'm certainly not shirking my responsibility, but what we've got to do is stick together – players and staff – and we've got a chance to respond on Tuesday against Blackpool."
Anti-Lomas chants were clearly audible throughout the game and the Millwall boss conceded supporters had every reason to be angry with his side's performance.
"The [chants] were understandable," he said. "The fans want to see winning football and, not just during my time here, they've had a long, drawn out misery at home since Christmas.
"It's up to me and the players to understand the responsibility we've got, that privilege to be at this club – because it is a privilege. Maybe one or two have been here too long, become a little stale and have taken this club for granted.
"If I was a fan today, paying to see that, I would not have been happy. I can certainly understand. But it's not 'them' and 'us' – it's everybody together. Players have got to show more drive when things aren't going right and we didn't do that."
The Lions had made a bright start but fell behind to Jake Buxton's ninth-minute header.
Lomas added: "We started well enough, but once we conceded the first goal people were nervous and they didn't want to get on the ball.
"It takes a certain sort of player to play at home – there is less pressure away – and a few of the lads crumbled and didn't want to take the responsibility of changing things around.
"We have got enough experience, but whether we need a couple more leaders on the pitch, boys who have been here for a while and know what it's all about – maybe they have got to have a turn.
"It certainly wasn't what I was expecting after the two weeks we've had and recent positive performances. I just didn't see that result coming to be honest."
With the score at 2-0, left-back Shane Lowry was shown a straight red card for a high tackle on Will Hughes.
"I thought it was another poor sending off, which totally killed any chance of a comeback," Lomas said. "But that's no excuse for the performance, it just added to the misery.
"I've asked the referee to have a look at it. For me, it was just a ball between the two of them, Shane's raised his leg and unfortunately his momentum has carried him into the lad.
"There certainly isn't a secondary stamp down. We'll be hoping the referee sees common sense, but that can be very few and far between sometimes. "