Koren: Cup dreams must wait

Robert Koren says Hull City have put FA Cup dreams to the back of their mind as they refocus on Premier League survival.

Last Updated: 01/03/14 at 14:18 Post Comment

Robert Koren: Hoping to enjoy league and cup success in 2014

Robert Koren: Hoping to enjoy league and cup success in 2014

The Tigers have enjoyed a productive February, collecting seven points in the league and making their way through to the quarter-finals of cup competition.

They are now six points clear of the relegation zone and one game away from a memorable day out at Wembley.

There is, however, still a lot of work to be done if success is to be achieved on either front, and Koren knows Steve Bruce's side cannot afford to look more than a game ahead at any one time.

Heading into a home date with Newcastle United on Saturday, the experienced midfielder told the Hull Daily Mail: "Our main thing is to stay in the league and Newcastle is a really important game for us.

"We're playing at home in front of our fans and we want to win the game for three points.

"That will give us another lift for the next round of the FA Cup. We must concentrate on one game at a time and make sure we are strong in the league."

Hull will face Capital One Cup finalists Sunderland in the last eight of the FA Cup and Koren admits further progress would offer a huge lift to everyone at the KC Stadium.

He added: "Now we have come so far, just one game away from Wembley, of course we want to do well.

"To get to Wembley would be special for each of us and the same from the fans' point of view.

"It would be brilliant to go to Wembley again, so hopefully we can go there.

"It's better to get Sunderland than a team in the top four, but they are a good team as well. We need to be focused and concentrate. We'll need to be at our best on the day."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho happy to manage another English club in the future

Jose Mourinho would be prepared to take charge of another English club if Chelsea decide to replace him.

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company