Karl Robinson was honest in his assessment of the Dons’ 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening.
“We weren't good enough,” Robinson said. “After half an hour, we stopped pressing and our mindset was poor – that was a distinctly average 60 minutes of football.
“We looked anxious, started shelling balls forwards and it looked very basic. We just looked so nervous and it played on our energy levels so we looked lethargic.
“We got caught twice through breakaways on Saturday and the second goal (on Tuesday) was the same. We had three chances to score at our end and then they broke to score – they are key moments and we're not taking them when they come along.”
“I have to take responsibility. We have no one to blame but ourselves. We have to accept the punishment when it comes our way.”
He continued: “We can't come away with any positives because we didn't deserve anything.
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“I'm not going to shrink under pressure. I have to push my shoulders back, take the criticism. All I ask for now is a response from the players."
“There is a nervousness around the place because this is new territory – it has been nine years since this club has been in a position like this.
“I still believe we can stay up and if the players don't want to believe, they're not the people I thought they were.
Tuesday’s loss leaves the Dons five points adrift of 21st place with six games left to play but Robinson is refusing to give up hope of securing Sky Bet Championship survival.