Edgar Davids admitted Plymouth Argyle “wanted it more” than Barnet in the Bees 2-1 defeat at Home Park and the Dutchman felt the majority of his players “didn’t do what they normally do.”

A disappointing afternoon for Barnet had started well with Jake Hyde putting the Bees in front.

However, they failed to build on the lead and a fine strike from Conor Hourihane levelled the game before a goal early in the second half from Ronan Murray sealed the three points for the Pilgrims.

“It is a very bad result,” Davids said after the defeat. “The team won though that wanted it the most I think. They didn’t play much better but they really wanted it more than we did.

“The thing is that some players were not in the right shape. When we did start to pass we were immediately dangerous and we scored a goal.

“The majority of the players didn’t do what they normally do when they step on the pitch and then we had a big problem.

“Maybe they were tired mentally I don’t know. But what I saw was there was a team which wanted it more.”

He continued: “The things that we showed in the previous two games I didn’t see today.

“If two players don’t do want they have to do then it is ok. On Tuesday I said it but now there were even more players.

“Tactically you can’t make errors and tactically we didn’t play our best game. I don’t understand it because the pitch was big enough to create space. When we did play we looked strong.

“It is to do with tactics but also to do with the determination.

“It is a long journey back home and I am a bit disappointed in the team right now.”