Hull City

Tigers Frustrated But McCann Remains Confident Results Will Come

14 September 2019
Grant McCann was left frustrated but remains confident that results will come for his Hull City side following the 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

Goals from Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki had seen the Tigers lead 2-1 after falling behind early on at the KCOM Stadium, but McCann’s men were unable to see the job through as Wigan levelled 15 minutes from time.

“It’s frustrating really because I felt we created enough opportunities again,” said McCann.

“If you score twice at home you should be winning the game. We’re annoyed about their first goal because we’ve taken a step that kept them onside and we should have defended it better. Their equaliser is even more frustrating for us because we speak time and again about keeping players outside of us, and on three occasions leading up to the goal we allowed players to come inside. That has ultimately cost us the points today.

“It felt a bit like a defeat. We had opportunities to kill the game but, overall, for large periods I was pleased. The way we broke, especially in the first half down the left, we looked threatening.

“The reward (of results) will come, we’re not worried. The way we attacked and played on the front foot, and the energy we showed, were the most pleasing things for me and I think we’ve seen that in all of the games we’ve played so far.

“What we haven’t shown is the ability to see a game out, and that was the disappointment today. It’s hard work to play in this team – you have to work, you have to run, you have to fight, and to play in my team you have to do that for 95 or 96 minutes. At the moment we’re switching off for split-seconds and it’s costing us. You can’t do that in the Championship, so it’s our job to make sure the team plays the way we need it to for longer periods.”