Curtis Davies believes Hull City can shock Arsenal in the FA Cup final on May 17. The Hull skipper believes he and his teammates can cause an upset despite their underdog status.

Speaking to The Hull Daily Mail, he said: "We have been the favourites all the way through, but in the final that won't be the case.

"I was with Birmingham when they upset Arsenal in the cup final a few years back and hopefully we can emulate that success."

Davies was a key figure in Hull conquering Sheffield United 5-3 in yesterday's semi-final. His side trailed 2-1 at half-time, before he delivered a rousing half-time speech that sparked a second-half turnaround.

Davies said: "I told the players we weren't playing good enough and we needed to up it."

"I wasn't happy with the way we weren't keeping the ball and we were doing silly things with it. The goals we conceded were sloppy.

"It was two balls into the box, not great balls and they got on the end of both of them. It was sloppy. I told them we needed to up it because I didn't want to go home upset.

"I'm just glad what I said got the right reaction and we didn't have shrinking violets with people hiding."

The former Aston Villa defender also thought the experience of playing the semi-final at Wembley would aid his side's chances when they return for the final.

He said: "The biggest thing for us with this game is we have got the occasion out of the way.

"When we come back here on May 17 it will all be about winning a game of football and lifting a trophy.

"It won't be about Wembley, getting your family there, sorting tickets for people, it will be about winning a game of football and then I will be in a position to lift a trophy for this club."

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