STEPHEN Quinn has thanked Hull City’s fans for “giving everything” to the team in their journey this season that ended in FA Cup Final defeat at Wembley Stadium.
The Irish midfielder, who formed part of the starting line-up in the tie against Arsenal, praised the hundreds of fans who turned out at the city’s Paragon Station to greet the team upon their return from Wembley.
"We have to be proud of getting to the final and the fans have been brilliant. When you see them all turning up like this you realise what you have achieved,” he said.
"This is the biggest thing that has happened to the club in years. Even when we lost the fans gave it everything and we all appreciate that."
On Saturday, Hull City scored twice within the first ten minutes to give Arsenal a disastrous start to their campaign to claim their first trophy for nine years.
The Gunners were eventually able to turn the game around adding a goal to the score line before half-time, and then equalising in the 71st minute.
Aaron Ramsey finally ended Hull City’s dreams of FA Cup glory, netting the ball in the 109th minute and securing the end of Arsenal’s trophy drought.
A disheartened Quinn described the atmosphere in the changing room following the team’s defeat as "lower than a snake's belly".
"You couldn't really get lower. But we're proud of each other, you know,” he said.
“I'm proud of every one of the lads in there. I'm sure they're the same. We were just, we were so close and it's hard to take, but like I said, when you've got top quality opposition like Arsenal it's no shame (to lose)."