Furious South East Melbourne coach Simon Mitchell labelled his team’s walloping at the hands of local rivals Melbourne United on Sunday at as “absolute trash” and “horrendous”.
After only trailing by three points at halftime, the Phoenix was blown out of the water, prompting Mitchell to describe his team’s third quarter as “disgusting”, saying they “failed a test” United threw at them.
“I don’t know where to start,” an exasperated Mitchell said post-game. having lost 110-85 in the local derby.
“I didn’t recognise the scout being executed – guys got defeated and down on themselves early, our ball pick-ups weren’t there, our tags on the offensive boards weren’t there, we were letting guys get free run, we got beat on transition, they executed on all their plays they shouldn’t be executing on us.”
The Phoenix was missing Zhou Qi (calf), co-captain…