Javier Mascherano says the Argentina players must share some of the blame after coach Alfio Basile resigned.
The coach quit last week after Argentina lost to Chile for the first time in World Cup qualifying.
The former world champions now sit joint third with Chile in the qualification standings and Mascherano says everyone is responsible for the boss' departure.
He said: "We are worried and saddened by what happened. It has to do with the players that the coach has resigned, it has to do with the weak level we showed.
"I think that at this level, it is not just the fault of the coach. We are all responsible."