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Honeyman: “We have to learn from it”

10 October 2020

George Honeyman knows that he and his Hull City team mates have to learn quickly from their 4-1 defeat to Fleetwood Town on Friday night.

The stand-in skipper scored the equaliser as the Tigers made it 1-1 before half time, but a poor showing after the break saw Grant McCann’s side fall to their first league defeat of the season.

“In the first half, we weren’t at our best but we were still massively in the game,” he said.  “It started off in the second half with my mistake and that seemed to be the catalyst for the momentum changing.

“We’ve got to learn to be more resilient. We’ve shown that in our first four games but now we’ve got to see what went wrong and we need to have a bit more about us then to capitulate if we go behind. I’ve got to take responsibly as it started with my mistake.

“I think us as midfielders had to win more second balls and I think that was where it was won and lost ultimately.

“We just weren’t able to recover in the second half. It’s a long season and we’re going to have bumps in the road, but if we lose we need to show more fight than what we showed out there.

“We’ll be honest with ourselves and each other and we’ll make sure a performance like that one in the second half doesn’t happen again this season.

“We have to learn from it and use it as a reality check, and the good thing about this league is that there’s 41 games to go, so there’s a lot of games to make amends for what happened against Fleetwood.

“You have to have the mindset to come to every game, no matter where it is or what day, with full application. It’s all about mindset and tonight we didn’t show ours during the game.”

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