Grant McCann did not try to find excuses as he looked back on Hull City’s 5-1 humbling at Stoke City .
The Hull manager admits his side didn’t deserve anything at the bet365 Stadium, as they slipped to fourth from bottom in the Championship and increasingly panicked about their status.
“Pretty low,” he said, when asked about the mood after full-time.
“We didn’t deserve anything from the game. We were disappointing. We were poor, in fact. Stoke could’ve easily won by more to be honest.
“We’re very low. The biggest thing that’s hurt me today is the fact is that we got outmuscled. We got bullied. They got on top of us for a 10 or 15 minute spell and we couldn’t cope physically.
“They won every header, every second ball, every third ball. That was frustrating and we ultimately lost the game in that spell where they got the three goals.”
Hull players were greeted with a chant of ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ as they made their way past 500 away fans to head down the tunnel.
McCann said: “(The fans) pay their hard-earned money to come and watch us and the away support has been outstanding this season.
“That’s a first for me as a player or a manager to hear your own fans singing that.
“Do you know what, maybe it will give the boys a sense of reality. These people are paying fortunes to travel here, to come and watch the team and we deliver that. They’re venting their frustrations at us and that’s fine. I’d never have a grumble about that.”
He added: “It hurts me a lot personally. My family were at the game today. My three boys. That’ll hurt.”