Head coach Richard Cockerill says Edinburgh “are not fairly ready” to compete for trophies after the European Challenge Cup defeat by Bordeaux.
The guests made an horrendous begin, falling 14-Zero down inside 10 minutes.
They stayed within the combat and Damien Hoyland’s strive gave them a sniff of victory, however in the end the French facet got here out 23-14 winners.
“We simply weren’t fairly adequate,” Cockerill instructed BBC Scotland after the quarter-closing in France.
“You’re by no means comfortable to lose however there may be some satisfaction with how we acquired ourselves again within the sport and had a possibility to win it, however on the day we weren’t fairly adequate to try this.
“I hope in 12-24 months’ time we’re speaking about profitable these video games and attempting to win some silverware.”
It’s a second knockout defeat in three weeks for Cockerill’s facet after a late collapse towards Ulster value them a maiden Professional14 closing look.
“Ulster we should always have gained as a result of we have been adequate to win that sport,” Cockerill stated.
“Today they have been most likely higher than us. They’re a greater crew than us, larger price range, huge squad each bodily and numbers smart. Disappointing as a result of we might have, ought to have finished higher.
“Maybe we’re not nearly as good a crew, or not fairly ready to step into these semi-finals and finals as a result of clearly on a few events within the final three weeks we have not been ready to try this. We simply have to hold getting higher.”