Pirtek Parramatta Eels Coach Ricky Stuart has pointed to errors from the Eels as the key to Sunday night's loss to the Melbourne Storm.


Stuart wouldn't single out players, but admitted he knew there would be more than one person in the Eels sheds disappointed with their performances.


"It's been a tough season for all involved and it's not about getting angry," Stuart told the media at AAMI Park.


"I feel sorry for some players who were out there playing today because they didn't deserve that. Some just weren't there today."


"Especially against this footy team you can't make those type of errors, errors that you would be critical of if it was your under-16 team."


"The game was riddled with them in the second half."


Stuart praised the effort of his team, as well as the skill of reigning premiers, the Melbourne Storm.


"They're a good footy team and I'm not taking any credit away from the storm but gee we made it easy in patches there today," Stuart said.


"Everyone tries and for the amount of effort we probably didn't deserve to get beaten by that, but in patches we let ourselves down."


"We were probably our own worst enemy in that first half."