Alex Morris admitted his side deserved nothing from their Friday night fixture at Tranmere Rovers.
The Crewe Alexandra manager pulled no punches in his assessment of the team’s performance, as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Prenton Park.
The home side made it five wins on the spin thanks to goals from Dynel Simeu, Elliott Nevitt, and Lee O’Connor.
Morris said: “The best team won comfortably. We were outfought, outthought, outworked, and we conceded three poor goals.
“I don’t think I can say anything more comprehensive than that, I’ll always be truthful and honest, and we were nowhere near.
“It was bitty and scrappy and there was nothing in the game early on, then we gave away a horrific goal from another set-play just like we did against Gillingham.
“But we had lots of time to try to influence the game but we didn’t, aside of two chances in quick succession for Courtney (Baker-Richardson) early in the second half.
“We just wilted, we didn’t indicate that we were going to fight our way back into the game.
“At half-time I just wanted them to pass and move the ball more quickly, that was the only way we were going to get back into the game.
“And the other thing was to go out and give our fans something to cheer about, because they had come in numbers behind the goal.
“They were the messages, and the lads responded for 10 minutes, but that’s nowhere near good enough.”