Davies Inspired Hull To Stand United
Hull city defender Curtis Davies has revealed that he tried to inspire the players during the half-time team talk against Sheffield United. Hull city took on Sheffield United in the semi-final of the FA Cup. The winner of this match will be taking on Arsenal in the final of the competition. For Hull, this match gave them a great opportunity to reach the finals and even possibly win it. However, the first half was not exactly going according to plan. United managed to take the advantage with only a few minutes remaining on the clock.
However, Hull managed an impressive second half to win the match 5-3 and set up a date against Arsenal. After having come up to the Premier league only in the summer, this has been seen as a major achievement from the club. They will now be able to get European football with a win in the competition. Davies says that he tried his best to help the players get this arousing second-half performance by putting in a team talk of his own.
United are currently playing in League One – two divisions below the Premier league. Davis says that this was a major embarrassment for the Hull city players, who earn in millions.
“I told the players we weren’t playing good enough and we needed to up it. We were playing a League One side and they were out-playing us. It is one thing to be out-muscled and maybe they work a bit harder, but we were being out-played by them and that was embarrassing. I wasn’t happy with the way we weren’t keeping the ball and we were doing silly things with it. I’m just glad what I said got the right reaction,” said Davis, who has been an inspiration play for the club since joining from Birmingham in the summer.