Motherwell manager Graham Alexander was left fuming after watching his side lose 3-0 to Dundee – questioning if his side are “okay with being average.”

The Steelmen followed up the impressive win over Hearts last weekend by falling behind 2-0 by half-time at Dens Park and it could – and probably should – have been more on a dismal afternoon for the Fir Park side.

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Alexander thinks there must be something wrong with the mentality among his players, fuming that it wasn’t the first-time they’ve gone through the motions like they did yesterday against a team at the foot of the table.

With little time to recover ahead of facing Dundee United on Tuesday night, Alexander urged his Motherwell players to take a look at themselves after yesterday’s performance left them four points behind the Arabs in fifth place in the Scottish Premiership table.

“It’s a choice. Do we want to be a consistent, competitive team?” Alexander said after watching his side go down 3-0.

“Or are we okay with being average? We were second best for most of the game. Everything we were last week against Hearts we weren’t this week in basic terms.

“We were at 80 per cent and it wasn’t good enough from the start. The only thing I can look at is mindset. Because it’s not the first time we’ve thrown in a performance like that against a team that’s struggling at the bottom of the league.

 

“We’ve seen the heights we can reach against Hearts and previously against Aberdeen.

“Then we’ve shown the ugly side of us at Dundee.

“If we try to justify being 10 per cent off it, it’s too much. It has to be all in. “They are honest boys, they won’t kid themselves.

“But we have to overcome when we’re told during the week about where we’re going to go, and then we come up against a team below us.

“We’re dropping valuable points when we know we can be doing better.”

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