Ruben Castro has refused to place the responsibility for the 4-0 thrashing at Sevilla on defender Paulao’s 42nd-minute dismissal.
The Brazilian was dismissed for a second bookable offence after the hosts had been given a second-minute lead through Carlos Bacca.
Further goals from M’Bia, Vitolo and Iborra made it a comfortable evening for Unai Emery’s men and Castro told assembled media that all the players must take their share of the blame.
“It’s everybody’s fault. There are things that happen in games but we were not at our best again. We can only hope this will pass and we can begin again,” declared Castro, who appeared as a substitute on the hour mark following a long injury lay-off.
“Right now the atmosphere in the dressing room is really depressed. We’ve let four goals in and we are very sad, but we’ve still got time to get out of this mess.
“It’s a difficult situation but we have the experience of last year when we conceded five goals here and came back from it.
“Now every game is a final. We’ll be playing for our lives in every one of them and trying to take the maximum number of points possible. We are going to fight for it,” he concluded.