Hull City’s manager, Liam Rosenior, refrained from singling out individuals for their errors in a problematic performance against QPR, resulting in a 2-0 defeat in West London, extending the team’s winless streak in the capital to eight games.
The Tigers’ lackluster display began with subpar touches, sloppy passes, and overall inefficiency, epitomized by Chris Willock’s opening goal. Liam Delap lost possession in midfield, leading to Willock’s shot. Although it deflected for a corner, City struggled to clear, and Adama Traore’s casual approach along the edge of his box allowed Willock to curl the ball into the top corner. This critical goal occurred in the one added minute at the end of the first half, shifting the momentum in favor of Rangers.
Despite recovering from their shaky start, City faced an inspired Asmir Begovic, who thwarted attempts from Delap and Scott Twine. On the other end, Jean Michael Seri’s ill-fated backpass created a challenge for Ryan Allsop, resulting in Elias Chair sealing victory 15 minutes from time.
Rosenior, however, refrained from criticizing specific players but acknowledged the need for his team to eliminate avoidable mistakes if they aspire to secure a coveted playoff spot. He emphasized the importance of being pragmatic in key moments and understanding the game’s context. While recognizing the team’s progress, Rosenior highlighted the necessity of learning from mistakes.
The manager pointed out a particular instance in the game when City had control but conceded a goal just before halftime, altering the dynamics of confidence and crowd energy. Despite praising Liam’s outstanding performance, Rosenior refused to blame individuals for mistakes and instead emphasized the importance of learning from them.
Acknowledging the team’s youthfulness and learning curve, Rosenior emphasized the positives in their style of play. He asserted that if they could rectify mistakes, the team would be in a strong position. The manager concluded by stressing the team’s status as a young, learning squad that needs to grow while recognizing the solid foundation of their play.