Reece Burke says that Hull City were disappointed not to take all three points at the Stadium of Light, but will take the point on the road at a promotion rival.
The defender returned to the side against Sunderland after contracting Covid-19 over the Christmas period, but was thankful to be back to full health and on the scoresheet on his return for the Tigers.
“It was nice to get another goal,” said Burke. “My aim for the season was to get on the end of a few more set-pieces in the opposition’s box so I’m fairly happy with how that is going so far. It’s three goals so far, but I had the opportunity to make it four with a late opportunity at Sunderland to win the game so I was a bit disappointed to not hit the target. However, we got a point away from home and we’ll take that.
“We were disappointed with their equaliser. We switched off at a set-piece and that shouldn’t have happened, but a point away from home is not a bad point.
“A couple of days after the Portsmouth game I caught Covid and I wasn’t in a very good position for three or four days with it. I felt very ill and could hardly move, but after that I gradually got better although I wasn’t fit enough for the Charlton game.
A few of us missed that game but we have a strong squad here and the players that came in did the job and got a result. I was happy to be back in at Sunderland. I wasn’t sure whether the gaffer would change the team after getting the points against Charlton, but I’m all good now so I’m pleased about that.
“The first three or four days of having Covid I just felt completely drained and my muscles were aching. I was literally just stuck in bed for those days. Thankfully, I didn’t really struggle with breathing or anything like that, but it was easy to see why the virus is so deadly. Luckily I managed to get over it. The first week back in training was a bit tough, but I feel back up to full fitness now and the full 90 minutes last weekend felt good.”