Hull City manager Steve Bruce delighted with performance despite defeat to Chelsea

Hull City manager Steve Bruce was full of praise for his side’s performance against Chelsea on the weekend, despite the tigers losing 3-2 at the KC Stadium. The City boss believes they won’t have any problems retaining their Premier League status if they can replicate their showing against the league leaders, reports Sky Sports.

Chelsea raced to a 2-0 lead through Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, and at the time looked on course to complete a rout against Hull City. The Londoners, however, were shaky at the back, and gave away two goals in as many minutes, making the scoreline 2-2 at half time.

Ahmed Elmohamady and Abel Hernandez scored the goals for Steve Bruce’s side, but City could and should have gotten more from their game against Chelsea. They had chances all through the game to score more goals, but ultimately fell short.

Bruce was proud of his side, however, and believes they will have no problem staying in the Premier League this season, despite being only three points ahead of the drop zone with eight games to go in the domestic campaign.

“You’ve got to look at the performance first of all, especially after going 2-0 down after nine minutes. The players have put in a hell of a shift, when I look back and analyse it, we showed we’re ready for the challenge that lies before us. We’re just disappointed we didn’t take something from it. I thought we deserved something from it. If we keep playing like that we’ll be fine,” said Bruce.

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