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Arveladze: ‘An absolutely fantastic reaction’

26 February 2022

Shota Arveladze hailed the reaction of his team after Hull City crushed relegation-threatened Peterborough United 3-0.

The Tigers responded to the midweek defeat against Barnsley with a dominant performance and emphatic victory over former head coach Grant McCann’s Posh – a first win in seven matches.

“The boys gave an absolutely fantastic reaction after last week,” said Arveladze.

“The whole game we showed absolutely great organisation, were on our toes, defensively, offensively.

“It was a game we had four or five good chances as well. We scored fantastic goals and we deserved this day and I was really pleased to see it.

“Today was a massive, massive three points.”

Keane Lewis-Potter stole the show with a superb second-half brace and Arveladze was full of praise for the youngster's performance.

“He showed how good he is – defensively and offensively,” said the Georgian.

“He got two different goals. The momentum, he just moves so quick, his touch. The second one, he takes the ball, brings it alone for 40-50 yards and the finish as well.

“A great performance from him – great two goals.”

The 49-year-old was also pleased for Tyler Smith after the forward gave City a first-half lead with his maiden Championship goal.

“Tyler did a very good job,” Arveladze said. “He’s always training hard, staying out of the squad sometimes, keeping his chin up and waiting for his chance.

“He got his chance, made a great goal – for us, it was a massive, massive goal he scored at quite a hard time in the run we had. He did a fantastic job for us.”

Arveladze confirmed that George Honeyman was withdrawn at half-time with a “small injury” but expects him to be available for the next match against West Bromwich Albion.

The boss is also hopeful of welcoming back Callum Elder, Allahyar Sayyadmanesh and Tom Eaves for next weekend’s visit of Steve Bruce’s Baggies.

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