Chris Wilder could not hide his emotions after Friday's disappointing defeat at Hull City.
He did not hold back when he spoke to the media afterwards, commenting: "We didn't deserve anything from the game, the performance was not good enough and won't be good enough for the top six.
"The only two to come out of the game with any credit was the skipper (Billy Sharp) and Leon (Clarke) at the top of the pitch. Everything else behind them was way off, every part of our game was well behind the standard that we have set.
"We've not shown the qualities needed to get in the play-offs; and this was a great opportunity."