Dundee boss Jim McIntyre tore into his defenders after their Scottish Cup exit to Queen of the South.
The Dens Park side went down 3-0 in Tuesday night’s replay.
Dundee failed to cope with veteran striker Stephen Dobbie, who helped himself to a hat-trick.
McIntyre was deeply unimpressed with the goals conceded by his team.
“It was embarrassing, we totally fell apart at the back with our decision making” McIntyre told the Scottish Sun.
“You can’t gift goals like that, the second and third were ridiculous and it’s the kind of thing you wouldn’t see five-year-olds doing.”
With the loss in the cup, Dunee must now concentrate on their battle to survive in the Scottish Premiership.
They currently sit in 11th place, 1 point behind 10th placed Hamilton.
The teams are due to meet in a massive game at New Douglas Park on Saturday.
The game will certainly be intriguing as Hamilton parted company with manager Martin Canning on Tuesday.
Whilst McIntyre will have the task of picking his side up after the poor performance in the loss to Queen of the South.
He will be well aware that if his side don’t defend better than they did at Palmerston then they could well lose this pivotal league match.