Date: 28th November 2016 at 4:24pm
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Curtis Davies has given his thoughts on the draw with West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, and called on the Hull players to start matches quicker in the future.

With a poor first 45 minutes at the weekend, and a far improved second half showing that saw us equalise at the KCOM Stadium and take a point ultimately, Davies explained to the Official Site in his own post game press conference that although we could take the positives of the response on the day, clearly we can’t start that slow and expect points to come our way, as we can’t keep expecting to come from behind in matches and take something from them.

‘You cannot question our character, our spirit. We have been losing games, but we always put our heart and soul into it – you don`t see players downing tools. But if we can push our ability on to teams earlier rather than going behind I would rather that than having to rally and respond. That is the next step – to take the game to the opposition from the off. We`ve had a run of games against the teams around us and we haven`t won enough of them.’

He went on to say.

‘We were satisfied with the point against West Brom at the weekend, especially after coming from behind, but the challenge now is to go on and win these sorts of games. We need to start getting some wins on board in order to push us up the table, rather than keep thinking a point is okay. We don’t just want to be staying in and around other teams in the table, we want to be kicking on and moving past and away from them.’

Davies also held his hands up for Albion’s opener which came through Gareth McAuley, and he knew he should’ve been better in the moment.

‘I let us down. I lost McAuley on the corner. He got away from me and scored. I am one of the best headers of the ball in our team and that`s why I was down to mark him but I let him get away from me, which was frustrating. You can see from the celebration I was rather happy when `Daws` scored. I don`t normally join in the celebrations but he bailed me out so I was happy to see it go in.’


‘Truth be told; I think he nicked it off me! It fell nicely in front me and I was just about to whack it towards goal myself until he stepped in. I`ll let him have it, though. It doesn`t matter who scores the goals as long as someone does. It`s massive to have ‘Daws` back in the team. He missed the start of the season through injury, but he`s made a real difference since coming back. His contribution in the final third is there for all to see, but on top of that, he`s a real leader, an excellent defender and he`s massive for this team.’

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