At the same time, the former Basle coach admits there can be no excuses for the abject performance after seeing his side twice squander the lead as it was dumped out 4-2 by 3.Bundesliga side Karlsruhe.
"We are going to get it from all angles for the next week," he said in the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper. "And this time, it is fully deserved.
"But we are professionals and we have got to cope with it.
"Even I find it very, very difficult to find anything positive from this game, even though we did make a good start to it.
"All that I can do now is look forwards because there is not very much positive to talk about.
"It is a poor start, but we saw what the reasons were and we will discuss it."
"He is a candidate, but we have not yet reached an agreement with Brugge," said Allofs on his club's website.
"After this cup exit, I am going to have to sit down with my management colleagues and analyse the situation intensively and see if we can do something."
Long-serving Brisbane Roar midfielder Massimo Murdocca has been granted a release to return to his family in the Victorian capital and link up with Melbourne Heart.