Duke - Tigers' morale building
Matt Duke believes Hull City will take a lot of confidence from gaining a 0-0 draw at Chelsea.
Last Updated: 08/02/09 4:12pm
Matt Duke believes Hull City will take a lot of confidence from gaining a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Saturday.
Though the result stretched the Tigers' run to nine games without a Premier League win, it continued their excellent record against the 'big four' away from home this season.
Phil Brown's side had already won at Arsenal, drawn at Liverpool and lost narrowly at Manchester United before the trip to Stamford Bridge.
And a battling display by the promoted club saw the Tigers pick up a point and led to Chelsea being booed at the full-time whistle.
Duke, who has replaced Boaz Myhill in goal for the last three league matches, was happy to keep a clean sheet and believes it is a 'massive' point for the club.
"You could sense the anxiety from the crowd," said Duke. "The longer the game went on it was vitally important they got three points. But I think that was a credit to us really.
"We set our stall out and worked hard. It's fantastic what we've done against the big four this season.
"I've come in and just tried to do my best. I have probably not kept a better clean sheet, but the next game will be just as vital. But at the present time that is the biggest clean sheet for me.
"It is a massive point for us and we will push on from here. It has given us a lot of confidence."