Cape Town - Hull
City manager Marco Silva has reiterated the importance of his side
focusing on their own games as they aim to stave off relegation this
The Tigers earned four points from their last two Premier League
outings, beating Watford before a goalless draw at Southampton on
The results sees Silva's men two points clear of Swansea City and the
bottom three, with only three games left in the season, against
Sunderland, Crystal Palace, and Tottenham.
"We need to deal with our performance and that's what's important for us," said Silva, according to the Daily Mail.
"The next game is the most important, against Sunderland. Always for
us it is step by step, game by game. The next is always the most
important. If you ask me about Swansea (and their run-in), I don't know.
The most important thing for us is to put focus in our work and do our
"For me, the most important thing is what we do in our game and our
performance and believe in our work. After we will see if our result,
good or not, puts pressure on Swansea."
Eldin Jakupovic saved an injury-time penalty to help Hull inch
closer to Premier League safety and condemned Sunderland to relegation
by drawing 0-0 at Southampton on Saturday.
Southampton were given
an opportunity to claim victory when Alfred N'Diaye was penalised for
wrestling with Maya Yoshida, but Jakupovic plunged to his left to parry
Dusan Tadic's spot-kick.
Kick off is at 16:00.