Paco Jemez has apologised to the Rayo Vallecano fans after his side lost 4-0 to Valencia on Sunday.
A Roberto Soldado double and goals from Andres Guardado and Nelson Valdez gave Los Che all three points.
And the Franjirrojos Coach has admitted that his team are now out of the running for a European place.
“A defeat like that always hurts,” he told a Press conference. “You just have to apologise to the fans.
“We didn't have the ball and then failed to create problems for them on the counter-attack.
“Valencia merited their win so we cannot make any excuses.
“We've missed plenty of opportunities over the season – we are just fighting to save our image now.”