He didn't blame his players, even though the LionsXII had just conceded four goals in a game, the most in the short history of the team.
He didn't point the finger at the referee or his assistants, despite some controversial calls by the match officials.
LionsXII coach V Sundramoorthy knew exactly why his side were knocked out of the Malaysia Cup after a 4-1 dismantling in the second leg of their quarter-final at the Stadium Selayang on Friday night.
It was ATM FA's gladiator, Marlon James.
"That's why they pay him so much," Sundram said, of ATM's hat-trick hero.
"Conceding four goals is very unlike the LionsXII… But you give Marlon half a chance and he kills you."
Sundram must be sick of the sight of James and ATM, after they also ended the LionsXII's bid for a place in the Malaysia Cup final last year when they won on penalties in a pulsating last-four encounter.