Mark Lambert admitted Harlequins let themselves down after slumping to a 44-22 defeat to Wasps at The Stoop on Saturday.

Despite drawing level at 15-15 just after half time, Quins shipped four late tries in defeat.

Although Aaron Morris, Tim Visser and Charlie Matthews all scored for the hosts, prop Lambert knows his side were disappointing on the day.

“Obviously we are gutted with the result we didn’t do ourselves justice we let ourselves down at home we let the fans down at home,” he said.

“To concede 44 points at home isn’t acceptable, that’s what is being said.

“We are very disappointed.

“We did do some good things we could and probably should have scored five or six tries in that game.

“We didn’t though and Wasps did and we have to be honest with ourselves and accept that that isn’t good enough.”

Quins are now ninth in the Premiership table, ten points from the final play-off place after 14 games.

Lambert felt there were positives to take from the loss, but his side must be more clinical if they are to climb the table.

“The frustrating thing was in the first half we got ourselves down in their half a lot,” he added.

“I think we were in their 22 five or six times and from either good play from them or inaccuracy from us we wasted some opportunities down there.

“For a reason we will have to work out why we lost the game in those 15 minutes and they came at us doing exactly what we knew they would do, they are an incredibly good counterattacking team.

“They’ve got creative and electrically quick players all over the field and in the space of ten minutes it went from 15-15 to 32-15 and the game was essentially gone at that points.

“They could play down in our half we had to chase the game. It was that period of time which was the difference.”