Perth boss Kenny Lowe admits his side got what they deserved against Sydney FC on Sunday but played down suggestions Glory is a one-man team.
Glory - who were without star import Diego Castro through injury - were crushed 4-0 by the Sky Blues at Allianz Stadium.
"You get what you deserve, and [we] didn't deserve anything,” an honest Lowe said.
“The first 30 [minutes] we just didn't come out of the box for whatever reason but they [Sydney] were really focused and were up for it.
“Those two goals we conceded gives them more impetus. It's the last game so you've just got to go for it.. "It doesn't matter where it goes, you can get done 10-0 it doesn't matter. You've got to chase it.
"Sometimes you've just got to take your hat off to the other team. The thing was I don't think we were at the races and we needed to be.
“We wanted to get there but we couldn't just flick that switch and go and compete against them.”
Compounded matters for Glory is they have missed out on hosting a final next weekend, instead now forced to travel to Melbourne to play City on Sunday.
And Lowe will hope Spanish maestro Castro is fit but denied Glory can’t win without Castro.
"We've won without Diego before. At the end of the day, if you don't turn up I might as well play,” he said.
“That's what happened, is that unfortunately I think apart from [goalkeeper] Covic, there wasn't really anybody who could stick their hand up and say 'I was at my best today'.”
Lowe was hopeful both Castro and winger Chris Harold would be right to face City next Sunday as they continue to recover from hamstring strains.