Fulham - Hodgson on that Hull Defeat.
The numbness resulting from the defeat yesterday refuses to go away.
The awful taste left in your mouth, a taste caused by downing too many beers, refuses to go away and the pain-killers do nothing to ease the thumping headache, a headache you`re in denial about as being self-inflicted.
Things will get better, results will improve and I have every faith that Arsenal will be in for a surprise next Saturday. Until then we`ll linger over the words of Roy Hodgson who, magnanimous as ever in defeat, had this to say in his post match interview,
'We were prepared for the game, but we just didn't play as well in the second half as we did in pre-season.'
'In the first half I think the team were coming together well and we played some good football."
'It became a fight at both ends in the second half, and in those circumstances it was always possible a defensive error would settle the match, which is what happened."
'It's tough to come away without a result after the first half performance, but Hull were very motivated in the second half, they chased things down, and we made some mistakes as a result.'
Bring on the Arsenal.