Hull City

Slutsky: We Face A Tough Test Tonight

14 August 2017
Head Coach Leonid Slutsky is expecting his side's toughest test so far when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight (KO 7.45pm).

Wolves have taken six points from their two league games so far after recording impressive victories over Middlesbrough and Derby County, but with Slutsky’s Tigers having taken four points themselves the Head Coach is very much looking forward to the clash at the KCOM Stadium.

“We have a good mood after Saturday, but really I think Wolves will be the best team we have played so far,” said Slutsky.

“They have a very good style of play and have many players to choose from in attacking positions. They have won their two league matches so far and they were not easy games because they were playing against Middlesbrough and Derby.

“They also haven’t conceded any goals yet and this is going to be a very difficult match. It is a serious test. We played Aston Villa and that was a serious test, but that was also the first match of the season.

“This game will be a serious test of our character and of our quality. Both teams will be confident after the weekend results and looking forward to this game.

“It is important that we follow up Saturday’s win with another good result and all of our home matches really are very important. We have a very serious target this season and we must look to win each home match.

“We hope our supporters will come again like they did on Saturday because they can give us a serious advantage. They are the best in the world!”

Tonight’s game sees the Tigers in Tuesday night action for the first time this season, as the Championship’s regular feature of a Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday schedule kicks in.

Although that is seen as one of the more difficult factors to handle in the second tier, Slutsky is confident his side can manage the workload.

“I think this is not a serious problem, it is something I am used to from Russia when we played in the Champions League,” explained Slutsky.

“We have done a lot of work in pre-season to prepare for this. The condition of our players will not be a problem, it is just about preparing to face good teams with good players.”