Hull City interim manager Mike Phelan was left frustrated as his side suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Chelsea on Saturday.
Hull played well in the opening 45 minutes, keeping Chelsea to put a single shot on target. But in the second half, goals by Willian and Diego Costa secured the win for the visitors. Phelan was a bit annoyed to not get something out of the match, as the team heads into the international break with three straight losses.
“It was a game of two halves really,” Phelan told the club’s official website after the match.
“I thought we were really in the game after the first half and probably should have been coming in a goal up. We created some chances that we should have been clinical enough to take, but this is the level we’re at.
“In the second half, we didn’t show the authority that we should have done and we had a spell of five or ten minutes when we just kept giving the ball away under no real pressure. You can’t do that at this level, you have to be careful with the ball and understand when to play a pass into those tight areas.
“It’s frustrating and annoying and I’ve told the players that. Yes, we are going to make mistakes at times but it needs to be in the right areas and not where we did it in this game.
“The two goals were identical and we needed to work harder to stop them from happening.”