Cur­tis Davies blasts ‘gut­less’ Hull after Bournemouth rout

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

Hull skip­per Cur­tis Davies (pic­tured) was bru­tally hon­est as he la­belled his side’s thrash­ing “em­bar­rass­ing and gut­less.”

Man­ager Mike Phe­lan has won praise, the Au­gust man­ager of the month award and fi­nally a per­ma­nent con­tract for the way he has trans­formed Hull from a team boast­ing just 10 avail­able play­ers to one ready to bat­tle with the Pre­mier League big guns.

But there was no sign of that fight­ing spirit as they were crushed by Bournemouth.

“There’s no ex­cuses now. There’s no 10 men, no so-called big team. It was 6-1 em­bar­rass­ing.

“You can come off the back of the other games (losses to Manch­ester United, Ar­se­nal, Liver­pool and Chelsea) and say you didn’t ex­pect to get points, blah, blah.

“But you come to Bournemouth, and there’s no dis­re­spect in­tended, and we be­lieved we could win.

“We had been look­ing for­ward to this run of games to try and get points on the board but we’ve let our­selves down mas­sively. We’ve let the club down and we’ve let the man­ager down. We’re go­ing to have to be a lot bet­ter than that to beat Stoke next week.”

Phe­lan him­self has de­manded his play­ers wake up to the de­mands of be­ing a Pre­mier League club.

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