Jake Livermore felt the Tigers showed the attributes necessary to enjoy a successful and progressive season in the Barclays Premier League during Saturday’s 1-0 victory against Norwich City.
Despite playing with ten men for more than an hour, Robbie Brady’s first half penalty proved to be enough to earn a first win of the season and Livermore, who was in impressive form on his home debut, was full of praise for the performance of the team.
“I thought that was a great team performance,” said Livermore.
“We dug in well. Although we went down to ten men, we showed great resilience and that is something we’re going to need to progress in this campaign.
“The lads were brilliant. We were composed on the ball when we had it and we worked our socks off when we didn’t have it.
“The communication between us was brilliant and we all wanted to work for each other. We were very responsible off the ball and once we won it back, we were great breaking forward. Our two centre halves and goalkeeper were brilliant and it was the same all over the park, the lads were fantastic.
“We had two banks of four and stuck with that and then we broke when we could.
“We were so resilient and it was a fantastic performance.”