English Premiership

Silva calls for calm after Sunderland upset

2017-05-08 11:05
Marco Silva.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Hull City manager Marco Silva has called for calm after the club’s Premier League survival hopes were dealt a blow with a defeat at home to relegated Sunderland.

Second-half goals from Billy Jones and Jermain Defoe saw Sunderland win a first game in three months, while the 2-0 reverse was also Silva's first home loss as Hull boss.

"Our team played with big tension behind us and this is a surprise to me," said Silva.

"Of course it's not a good moment for us but nothing is finished this afternoon. Of course it's not a good afternoon for us but it changes nothing. We need to work hard during the week to prepare for the next game.

"It's not a good moment but it's a moment to be calm. This afternoon our players didn't play calmly tried to do everything too fast in some moments. If you don't be calm it's impossible to play well.

"We didn't deserve the result. I believe if we'd scored first we would have won the game. We didn't score and of course Sunderland had some chances themselves on the counter attack. Even when we don't play well, it is impossible at this level if we lose our focus like we did."

Hull will be aiming to move out of the relegation zone when they travel to Selhurst Park to face an in-form Crystal Palace side rejuvenated under Sam Allardyce on Sunday.

Kick off is at 13:00.

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