Adam Taggart has panned Perth Glory's effort in their do or die clash with Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium on Saturday night.
Glory's slim hopes of making the playoffs were thwarted by Brisbane Roar who came from a goal down to win 3-2.
Taggart, who opened the scoring on 24 minutes, questioned why his team failed to push on after getting their noses in front.
"We started off well and we just couldn’t hold it," the former Golden Boot winner told Fox Sports. "We scored one goal and there’s still so much time left in the game and I felt like we weren’t going for another one."
Glory needed to win the match to have any chance of reaching the top six. A brace to Roar's Henrique (30', 52') and a goal by Thomas Kristensen (41') put Roar 3-1 up before an own goal by Jacob Pepper (86'), under pressure from Taggart, set up a grandstand finish. The scoreline might have been better for the homeside had Diego Castro put away his penalty in the 80th minute.
"Personally I always want to score more goals but I just felt collectively we were struggling a little bit.
"Look they’re a good side and they got on top of us. But I think at home after their travel and us having a home game last week we really needed to show a bit more.
Taggart was ambivalent about his own form in front of goal. "If it doesn’t contribute to a win I guess at the end of the day it doesn’t really mean much.
"We want to be winning games and especially today was a big opportunity for us to make a late run into the finals."