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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on Hull defeat

The Sky Blues fell to a second consecutive 3-2 defeat…

27 August 2022

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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on Hull defeat

The Sky Blues fell to a second consecutive 3-2 defeat…

27 August 2022

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins encouraged his side to build momentum now that they are able to return to matches on a consistent basis.

A hat-trick from Oscar Estupinan gave the Tigers all three points in Humerbside, despite Matty Godden’s well-taken brace.

Robins admitted the Sky Blues gifted Estupinan his three goals and insists his side must get shot of the errors leading to conceding.

“We were poor and kept giving the ball away too easily and giving goals away is becoming a bad habit,” Robins began.

“The lack of rhythm can be put to blame. It’s been 13 days since we played and it’s not a level playing field because we’re playing teams that have played five games and we’ve only played three.

“The goalkeeper has to take responsibility and deal with the goal. He’ll be disappointed, it could’ve been avoided and there were three today, and first goal against Millwall that we’ve given away.

“We’ve gifted them the goals that they scored today and that’s seven goals in three away matches we’ve allowed. We can’t keep doing that and, ultimately, we’ve got to be better.” 

Robins reinforced the need for his side to stick together in the next run of games and reflected positively on individual performances against the Tigers.

“We can be more solid because there is goals in the team and we’re blessed with players that can score and players that can create,” he said.

“It is what it is, we’ve got to stick together and try and build momentum pretty quickly but we’ve got to try and get up to speed where other teams are, and that’s what happens when you don’t play.

“I’ve got to say, it was just good to get back playing and having the fans. They’ve missed it, you can tell that with their voices. Even when we were 3-1 down and the team were poor.”

To sign off, Robins touched on Dom Hyam, who was omitted from today’s match-day squad after the club confirmed they had received a bid for the defender’s services.

“I can’t complain when players outgrow the model because we tell them when they come into the club grow with us and hopefully we’ll go together to places, and Dominic has come with us from League Two.

“The players and staff that have worked with him have all helped him to get to this position. He’s done brilliantly and done better and better each year.

“When he goes, he goes with our blessing. I’m very disappointed to lose him, one hundred percent disappointed, but we’ve got to try and find somebody to replace him. We’ve got to deal with that and we will and we’ve got to try and get that momentum as quickly as possible.”


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