Silva calls for unity ahead of crunch matches

New Straits Times - - Sport - MARCO SILVA

LON­DON: Hull City must keep their cool and stick to­gether to get a win dur­ing Sun­day’s cru­cial Premier League game at Crys­tal Palace with both teams fight­ing to main­tain their top flight sta­tus next sea­son, man­ager Marco Silva has said.

Hull’s 2-0 loss to Sun­der­land on Satur­day added to a dis­mal run of one win in their last five league matches and left them third from bot­tom on 34 points, one point adrift of safety and four be­hind 16th-placed Palace with two games left.

Palace have slumped into the rel­e­ga­tion scrap af­ter three con­sec­u­tive league losses but Silva said his team have to re­main fo­cused when they visit Sel­hurst Park.

“When we win, we win all to­gether,” Silva told Bri­tish me­dia. “When we lose, we lose all to­gether.

“We have to be calm. The first thing we need to be (against Palace) is calm. You can­not play well if you are not.

“Even when you don’t play well, it’s im­por­tant that we keep our fo­cus. We didn’t achieve what we wanted (against Sun­der­land) but we have two more games. We will fight un­til the end.”

If Hull lose at Palace and ri­vals Swansea City beat al­ready-rel­e­gated Sun­der­land, the Tigers’ elim­i­na­tion to the Cham­pi­onship will be con­firmed be­fore their fi­nal game against Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur.

“We will pre­pare for these games like we pre­pare for the oth­ers,” Silva added.

“If they lis­ten to our staff and me, they need to play. These are the mo­ments for the big play­ers, the very good play­ers. The good teams show what they can do in these mo­ments.” Reuters

When we win, we win all to­gether, When we lose, we lose all to­gether.

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