Kemal Izzet has expressed his shock at how Colchester collapsed to a 4-1 defeat at Carlisle on Saturday.
There was no way back for the Us after going into the break 3-0 down and it was their 11th defeat in 14 away games.
Colchester captain Izzet told the East Anglian Daily Times: "I don't know where to start really.
"We didn't stop our runners, when we got into the final third we weren't clinical enough, we looked lethargic - it was just a really bad day at the office.
"We didn't defend well enough all over the pitch and I just feel sorry for all those that travelled all this way to watch that."