Hull Will Enjoy Europa League
Despite being promoted to the Premier League only last summer, Hull City will be enjoying days travelling to European clubs in the coming campaign. This is after the club qualified for the Europa League by virtue of having appeared in the FA Cup final. Even though they were beaten by Arsenal 3-2 in the final, they have been given the European spot since Arsenal had qualified for the Champions League. It will be a joyous occasion for the Hull players, who are expected to struggle against relegation in the coming campaign.
For the time being, defender Curtis Davies is concentrating on the positive mood at the club. He says that he cannot wait to play in the European match. Hull City have not reached the group stages of the competition yet. They have to go through a couple of qualifying matches before reaching the group matches. They will be taking on either Vojvodina of Serbia or Slovakian team AS Trencin in the third qualifying round. The sheer number of matches in the Europa league is likely to drain the players towards the end of the campaign. Hence, manager Steve Bruce is concentrating on getting a couple of recruits before the transfer window closes.
The club are currently involved in the pre-season camp that has been taking place in Portugal. “I can’t say any of the lads knew much about them, but if you’re in a European competition you must have done well in your own country, either by virtue of a league finish or a cup win. They must have done something right so we need to go there and take it seriously. We need to make sure in the upcoming week we get the right amount of work in to be ready for a European tie,” said the former Villa defender.