Hull City head coach Liam Rosenior expressed satisfaction and relief as his team maintained their faith and successfully broke down resilient opponents, Huddersfield Town, at the MKM Stadium. Securing a hard-fought 1-0 victory in the 92nd minute, thanks to Liam Delap’s low shot, marked their second consecutive home triumph against well-organized adversaries.
Rosenior, celebrating his first anniversary in charge, commended his team’s perseverance and belief, especially noting the impactful contributions of Cyrus Christie, Ruben Vinagre, and Greg Docherty. Delap’s late goal, following his earlier header hitting the bar, propelled Hull City close to the play-off positions in the Championship.
Reflecting on the match, Rosenior expressed pride in his team’s performance and their ability to avoid consecutive losses, emphasizing their fitness levels, desire, and resilience. Despite the tough challenge posed by Huddersfield, he credited his players for their organization and determination.
Acknowledging Huddersfield counterpart Darren Moore’s efforts, Rosenior recognized the difficulty in breaking down such an organized and resilient opponent. He attributed their success to their method of play, focusing on ball possession and tiring out the opposition, leading to chances emerging late in the game.
While celebrating the victory, Rosenior shared concern for Aaron Connolly, who returned from the bench but had to leave the field due to a knock. Expressing frustration for Connolly, who has faced recurring setbacks, Rosenior hoped for a swift recovery and considered including him in a friendly game on Tuesday to regain sharpness, indicating the injury didn’t appear to be a break.