Hull City

McCann: Positives To Take But Defeat Disappointing

10 December 2019
Grant McCann felt there were plenty of positives for his Hull City side to take but, ultimately, was left to reflect on a 2-0 defeat to Leeds United.

An own goal from Jordy de Wijs 17 minutes from time broke the deadlock at Elland Road, before Ezgjan Alioski’s late strike sealed the three points and sent the home side to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table.

“I can take a lot of positives out of tonight in terms of the way we played,” said McCann.

“I thought it was Tom Eaves’ best performance in a Hull City shirt – he led the line terrifically for us – but at the end of the day we’ve come away with zero points.

“We felt as though we were a real threat every time we went forward. We’re disappointed that we didn’t take some of the chances that we created because we’ve been quite clinical on that front this season.

“We’ve conceded from what was probably their first effort on target and it’s come from one of our own players for an own goal, which is unfortunate.

“We then thought we’d equalised through Tom’s header but it was a great save. We’ve switched off for 20 seconds after that and the ball is in our net. It’s a little frustrating that the referee hasn’t seen the foul on our goalkeeper leading up to that second goal.

“We won’t dwell on the result. We’ve got another game coming up at Charlton in less than 72 hours, so we’ll prepare for that and look to respond.”