Isaac Hayden's delivered a blunt verdict on Newcastle United's FA Cup defeat.
Oxford United beat Rafa Benitez's weakened side 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium yesterday.
And Hayden issued an apology to the 1,787 fans that travelled to Oxfordshire after the fourth-round tie.
The midfielder said on Twitter: "No excuses, was a shocking performance today, I apologise to the fans that travelled down to watch, Have to look at ourselves for today."
United manager Benitez was more guarded after the match. Benitez – who made nine changes for the tie – felt the outcome would have been different had his team taken their first-half chances.
“We did our homework and were analysing almost everything," said Bentiez.
"In the end, football is a game where you have to take your chances. We had our chances and we didn’t take them.”