Hull City

McCann On Defeat To League Leaders

09 November 2019
Grant McCann admitted there was an element of frustration after seeing his Hull City side go down to a 1-0 defeat to Sky Bet Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion at the KCOM Stadium.

The Tigers’ Head Coach felt there was a little too much respect afforded to Albion during the first half, but felt there was a much-improved second half effort from his men in a game that saw the better chances go the home team’s way.

“I thought West Brom were better than us in the first half and we didn’t really lay a glove on them,” said McCann.

“I thought we maybe gave them a little bit too much respect. They’re a top team and top of the league for a reason, but I was disappointed with our first half performance.

“In the second half I thought we were the better team and, over the whole game, we had the better goal-scoring chances. On another day we would have taken those, so that is a bit frustrating, but I was proud of my team for the second half performance.

“I was heartened by what I saw in the second half and the change of shape probably helped us in terms of getting up the pitch a bit more. To get as many chances as we did against the top side in the league shows that we’re getting there and getting better. We’ve been ruthless over the last ten or 11 games, but today we just couldn’t force one home.

“We’ve had a positive run of results, but we felt that today was an opportunity for us and we’ve dropped points at home.

“It’s a game that we’ll look to learn from. The second half performance is what we’re about and is something we’ll take forward into future games.”