City defender Michael Jakobsen was apologetic about his team and his own performance on Sunday, saying his side must work on becoming a consistent team during the off-season.
The defender held no punches in his assessment of the performance, critical of his role in Joel Chianese’s counter attacking goal and his side’s showing as a whole.
With at least five months until his side kick a ball again in the A-League, Jakobsen says there will be plenty of work done to ensure his side will be ready for 2017/18.
“I’m quite disappointed I let my teammates down, especially with the second goal,” Jakobsen said.
“I made a sloppy pass in the middle which can happen but then we conceded from it but I’ll take that on my shoulders. All in all we didn’t deserve to win this game.
“We’ve conceded 13 goals against this team this season so we struggled every time we played against them and today they beat us, we are out and we just have to focus on next season.
“We want to be more consistent with our performances. We’ve been a bit up and down and of course we’ve got a trophy but as a club we want more. Hopefully next season we get more.
Despite Sunday’s performance, Jakobsen’s season has been one of the most impressive for City, being held back from a calf injury that kept him out for a third of the campaign.
With his first season in the A-League behind him, the early exit from the Finals Series has the Dane hungry for more, saying he has really enjoyed everything about the vibe at CFA Melbourne.
“Of course I wanted to play more games. I may have played around 20 games including the cup but I would have loved to play a lot more,” he said.
“Coming in late before the finals is always hard but I think I came through quite good fitness wise. I wanted to do a lot better but im really disappointed with my own performance.
“I’ve really enjoyed it here. I’m really pleased to be here with the set up here and the ambitions with the Club. I’m just disappointed we aren’t going through to the semis at the moment.”
The Melbourne City squad will shortly depart for the off-season as they will look to return to prepare for the 2017/18 season in June.
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