Hull’s Henriksen looks to the positives

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Hull City midfielder Markus Henriksen is eager to take what positives he can from his side's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

The Norwegian made his home debut as the Blues handed the Tigers their third Premier League loss in as many weeks.

"We played very well in the first half but in the second half it looked as though we got a little bit tired," said Henriksen.

"We also made some very stupid mistakes, especially in the centre of the field.

"I guess a team like Chelsea will take advantage. I think we were at their height in the first half. We played very well and also created some chances.

"It was a very good first half and that's why it's a little bit disappointing to see how the second half went.

"When we were so close to them in the first half, we're disappointed that we don't get anything out of the game.

"We just have to take the positives from the game, which was first half display because we more than matched one of the best sides in this league."

You don't get a bigger wakeup call than facing Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea on the bounce but Hull will be keen to bounce back in their next two matches against Bournemouth and struggling Stoke City.

"If we want to be a good team in the Premier League then these are the games we have to take the points in," he added.

"I'm positive and optimistic that we can do that. All the lads and the staff can see the start to the season we've had."

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