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Maguire - Disappointment In Defeat Shows Progress

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17:43 13th February 2017

Harry Maguire believes the fact that he and his Tigers team-mates were disappointed to come away from Arsenal with nothing to show for their efforts shows how far the team has come under Marco Silva.

The Tigers slipped to an undeserved tenth away defeat of the season in controversial circumstances at the Emirates Stadium, but pushed Arsene Wenger's side all the way with yet another impressive team display against one of the Premier League big boys and Maguire was quick to praise Silva’s influence on the side after the game.

“He has been brilliant since he came in,” he said. “I think we needed fine-tuning, as under Mike Phelan we were playing some really good football, but not getting the results.

“We were conceding sloppy goals, but he has come in and is very organised. He’s very thorough in what he does.

“He works tirelessly on the opposition and comes up with good game plans. 

“Maybe three months ago, we would have gone to places like Arsenal and you would have heard it would be an easy victory.

“Now, though, everyone (at Arsenal) was saying (beforehand) they would have to play well to beat us.

“That is the change and we now have a lot of belief in this squad that we can stay in this league.”

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