Hull City

Support Of Fans Has Been A Huge Positive For Me – Grosicki

13 December 2017
Kamil Grosicki has been speaking about his relationship with the Club's fans and the positive impact their support has had on him in recent months.

Despite leading the way when it comes to assists and shots at goal, Grosicki has been in and out of the Tigers’ starting eleven this season but he says the Tigers’ faithful have been a constant source of encouragement.

“It is something that I think has built over time,” said Grosicki.

“It was not an easy time when I first came here. I know that people were saying that I wasn’t going over to thank fans after difficult games but I feel I have grown since then and become a stronger person.

“The support of the fans here is something I really appreciate and they now sing a song about me which I like a lot.

“I really appreciate the positive energy that the fans are giving to me and it makes me happy. I try to do what I can to make the fans happy.

“It has been difficult sometimes this season when I have been on the bench because I feel I can make a difference to the team either with a goal or an important pass.

“I am an attacking player. I know that a lot of people ask why I don’t come back and help in defence very much – I try to help out defensively but if I am always tracking back it will have a negative impact on our offensive play.

“I think there is an understanding that this way is more effective and is a way that we can achieve better results for Hull City and the fans.”

Grosicki was back in the Tigers’ starting eleven last weekend under new Head Coach Nigel Adkins and marked his return with a goal in a 3-2 victory over Brentford.

After celebrating in front of the fans and with his team-mates, the Polish international then headed over to the technical area to celebrate with First Team Coach Tony Pennock, something he felt was important after a week that had brought managerial change.

“After Leonid Slutsky left the Club, Tony was our main coach for three days and I really appreciated the work that he did for the team in those days,” explained Grosicki.

“The way he spoke with players, the type of training sessions he put on and the way in which we did our work was something that we all appreciated.

“Tony is a very nice person and a very good coach, so my celebration on Saturday was just a way to say thank you to him.

“The win was important as it was our new Head Coach’s first game. I appreciate that he gave me the chance back in the starting team and it was a good game for us, especially in the second half.”