Curtis Davies blasts ‘gutless’ Hull after Bournemouth rout
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.