IAN Holloway has vowed to iron out Millwall's inconsistencies after admitting he was "upset" by their first-half showing at Bournemouth.
The Lions were 2-0 down at the interval but Holloway felt they deserved to be even further behind.
It was only when he introduced Ricardo Fuller from the bench and changed to a 3-5-2 formation that Millwall moved out of first gear.
Holloway attributed his side's second-half comeback – sealed by Magaye Gueye’s equaliser – to "honesty and hard work" but says they cannot afford to start games so poorly.
"Those are the minimum qualities our fans deserve," Holloway told the Southwark News.
"Whether you've got a long-term or a short-term contract with Millwall, you have to be fully committed. That's what I'm demanding and that's what I'm getting, so I'm delighted.
"But one minute we look like Bayern Munich and the next we look like the Dog & Duck pub team. It's not right.
"Once we find some consistency, we'll climb the table. We've got to work at being consistent within games, let alone batches of games.
"When we had consistency and balance at the end of last year, there was no issue. I know when we're effective, we've just got to do it more often.
"We've got to realise what makes us a good team and that looked very clear in the second half – we won the second balls, we pressed them high up the field and it was very exciting.
"We kept winning it back, putting the ball in their box and it looked like we were going to pin them back forever."
But Holloway was furious with Millwall's display in the opening 45 minutes.
"I didn't like it one bit," he added. "Never will there be a bigger contrast between a first half and a second half.
"I didn’t think we pressed the ball in the right way, our midfield wasn't right and we didn't look like an attacking force. The defence didn't play the ball into the right areas either.
"We were lucky to get in at half time just 2-0 down. I was delighted with the second half but that's what we should be doing to teams from the first minute. I was a little bit upset.
"I've been pleased with most of our performances but not that one. Bournemouth closed us down with an intensity that we didn't have.
"We were working on that exact thing all week in training and that went really well, but I've since shown the lads that they didn’t do it in the game.
"Right from the first throw in, we didn't get it right. Some of the decisions we made on the ball, passing it back into midfield, were ridiculous.
"They were pressing us very high so playing through the middle was never on.
"They were up for it, especially after the first goal, and then we played even more passes into the middle and they snapped it off us.
"It's very frustrating because we've done OK against the top teams but we're not as consistent as them. We've got to start games that way."