‘I can’t believe...’ - Former Bristol City man reacts to defeat to Hull City yesterday
Owers has his say on the Robins’ loss to the Tigers.
Former Bristol City midfielder Gary Owers has said he ‘can’t believe’ the Robins left the MKM Stadium with nothing yesterday.
The visitors took the lead in the first-half through Andreas Weimann and led 1-0 at the interval.
The Tigers grew into the match in the second-half and got themselves a penalty when new signing Benjamin Tetteh went down in the box.
Turkey international Ozan Tufan, who is a summer recruit from Fenerbahce, beat Dan Bentley from 12 yards to level up the game on 72 minutes.
Shota Arveladze’s side then sealed the win in added-on time when Jean Michael Seri’s long-range strike took a big deflection and flew into the net to send the home fans into ecstasy.
‘I can’t believe’...
Owers, who was a pundit for the game on BBC Radio Bristol, had this to say:
“I can’t believe City are heading back to Bristol with anything to show. The first-half I thought (they were) excellent, controlled the game with free flowing attacking football and dominated possession. (Kal) Naismith was outstanding, Weimann was his usual self and he got the goal.
“In the second-half, Hull improved slightly but City took a backwards step for me.”
He later added:
“They (Hull) were a bit fortunate with the penalty. It was a deep cross, Tetteh took a touch inside and you thought he was going to have a shot on target and he may well have scored but he fell over, it didn’t seem like he was under any pressure. There was a big roar from the Hull City fans and the ref gave a pen.”
Tough one to take
Yesterday was a tough one to take for Bristol City but there are positives to take.
Pearson’s side impressed in the first 45 minutes and looked well organised. Their new signings Mark Sykes, Kal Naismith and Kane Wilson looked sharp and seem to have slotted in nicely into the team.
Next up for the Robins is a home clash against newly promoted Sunderland, whilst Hull travel to Preston North End.