Ex-Spurs man, Michael Dawson, is hoping Hull can bounce back against Arsenal in the latest instalment of their FA Cup love-in.

Hull lost to Jon Toral’s Birmingham on Thursday night but the home defeat was only the Tigers second reverse in 13 games across all competitions.

“I thought it was a similar performance to what we have produced in recent weeks, except this time we conceded a goal,” said Hull’s captain to their official website.

“That gave Birmingham the chance to get everybody back behind the ball and they did that because they had something to defend. 

Hull City's English defender Michael Dawson (L) vies for the ball with Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Arsenal at the KC Stadium in Hull, north-east England, on May 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
Dawson and Giroud to go head-to-head in the FA Cup again (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

“There was certainly no questioning the commitment from us and we created enough chances to win two or three games. 

“Overall it was a disappointing night, but we can’t dwell on the result. We look at the performance and it could easily have turned out the same as it did at Ipswich the previous week (a 1-0 win). 

“We’ll pick ourselves up from the result at Birmingham and get ready to go again. 

“There are still plenty of games to be played and plenty of points to play for. There will be ups and downs along the way, as we’ve seen with results elsewhere. 

“We’ve got a big FA Cup game against Arsenal to look forward to now and we’ll see where we are when we come back to playing in the league.” 

Arsenal travel to Hull for a 7pm kick-off on Tuesday evening. The winner will play Watford on Sunday.

An interesting aside: On Saturday at White Hart Lane, the Spurs fans were heard making donkey noises when Per Mertesacker had the ball. This from the fan base that once worshipped Michael Dawson, the biggest donkey of them all.