Marco Silva demands Hull City focus


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Manager Marco Silva says Hull City must focus on their own results and not on the exploits of 18th place Swansea.

With three games to go, the Tigers sit 17th in the table, two points clear of the Swans who occupy the final relegation place.

Saturday sees them host already relegated Sunderland, before games against Crystal Palace and Tottenham to finish off the campaign.

Their form at the KCOM has been excellent since Silva took charge in January and his side are 1.44 to win at the weekend, with the draw 4.33 and the Black Cats the 7.00 outsiders.

Every point counts at this stage of the season and Swansea will be hoping to cause an upset against Everton on Saturday, before they themselves take on the Black Cats before facing West Brom on the final day.

With so much to play for, the Portuguese coach is demanding a single-minded approach from his side, insisting they must focus on their own agenda and not those around them.

“We need to deal with our performance and that’s what’s important for us,” said Silva.

“The next game is the most important, against Sunderland. Always for us it is step by step, game by game. The next is always the most important.

“If you ask me about Swansea (and their run-in), I don’t know. The most important thing for us is to put focus in our work and do our job.

“For me, the most important thing is what we do in our game and our performance and believe in our work. After we will see if our result, good or not, puts pressure on Swansea.”

Hull are 2.75 to be relegated, with Swansea 1.50 and 19th place Middlesbrough 1.005.

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