Manager comments after City lose at home to Hull

Last updated : 16 April 2024 By Michael Morris

Cardiff manager Erol Bulut:

"We wasted the first half. This is not how we trained. When you don't press well and the opponent is a good passing team, they can come out of this pressure.

"From the corner they scored the first goal, which can happen, but how we conceded the second goal was not good. We were too far away from the opponent, not aggressive enough.

"The second half was much better. We came back with the goal but then there was a misunderstanding between Rallsy (Joe Ralls) and Nat [Phillips]. I was speaking to Nat and Rallsy played the ball already. This happened, we cannot change it.

"You can lose but you have to at least fight, not like the first half."

Hull manager Liam Rosenior:

"It was a really professional performance. We scored some really good goals and controlled the game.

"What was pleasing was the response to them scoring a goal, which came out of the blue. The response from the players, their spirit and the quality was really pleasing.

"Bearing in mind this was a [Cardiff] team that went to Coventry and won, we showed a real level we have to keep to and go beyond if we want to get to where we want to be.

"We're there [in play-off contention]. There are going to be plenty of twists and turns. I've seen this story before in the Championship. Every game is difficult."