Bruno Ribeiro conceded that after the home defeat to Coventry that Vale’s performance had been “very bad” and he apologised to supporters.
Ribeiro told the media: “Today we were very bad. I’m sorry for our supporters and everybody here. All the time it was too slow, it was a bad game.
“We are still in the top six and that’s important but we lost the game. Had we won we would have been in the top three. But we will keep going with our heads up. Tomorrow I will speak with the players about what’s happened today I saw some of them very tired.
“We were 95 per cent bad and we need to improve.
“I told the players every day, we have won nothing and we need to work day by day, but today was very bad. We didn’t work, weren’t running and were too slow for English football. We need to change this mental attitude and need to be consistent for all games for 90 minutes.”