What Hull City boss said after his team lost 2-1 to Chelsea

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Despite losing 2-1 to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday, Hull City boss Grant McCann insists there were plenty of positives in his team’s display against Chelsea.

“I think the players will take a lot from it, especially the second-half performance,” said McCann post-match.

“We pushed and pushed but couldn’t quite get that equaliser. I was pleased with the response of the boys after going 2-0 down and I thought we had some really good performances from our players.

“A lot of people are talking about the fact that Chelsea made eight changes today. We had eight players missing. We put a really good shift in during that second half.

“It was disappointing to concede so early in the first half. I thought we started well for four or five minutes, but the goal we conceded was avoidable. We knew their full-backs would be aggressive and we just switched off and didn’t see Azpilicueta’s run which was frustrating.

“The fans got right behind us and when we got it back to 2-1 you could really feel them getting behind the side. You could feel that roar that I thought was going to get us back into it. We had a couple of half-chances but it just wasn’t to be.”

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