Hull city manager Steve Bruce has stated that the club may need to look at the upcoming Europa league campaign with mixed views. This has been the case with every other small teams to have qualified for this competition. The sheer amount of games one has to go through in order to at least get away from the group stages has often led to teams suffering in terms of league performance. Clubs like Swansea and Wigan have learned this the hard way, but Bruce has stated that it would be a welcome to see Hull playing in Europe.
Hull city came extremely close to creating a major upset after a 2-0 lead against Arsenal in just 20 minutes of the first half. Arsenal then managed a spirited comeback and won the match 3-2 to lift the FA Cup title. Despite this defeat, Bruce was not heartbroken this was a great run with his team. Hull have not previously reached the FA Cup final in their history. The club was promoted from the Championship only last summer. In order to cope with the difficulty second campaign in the Premier league and in the Europa League, Hull are expected to make a couple of signings to strengthen the squad in the summer.
“We have to look forward to European football. We’re going to have to try and enjoy it. Whether we’ve got the resources, whether we’ve got the man-power. I think we’ve got four [European] games by the end of August. And for a club like ours, I don’t think we’re ready for that. Now is not the time to reflect on that, it’s the time to dust ourselves down, enjoy our holiday and come out and play in Europe,” said the manager, who saw defender Curtis Davies produce an immense performance against Arsenal.