The Tigers’ relegation was confirmed last Sunday with defeat at Crystal Palace, meaning a return to the Championship just 12 months after gaining promotion.
“We were all devastated after the game and the journey home was horrible,” said Clucas.
“There was just silence really and the realisation that there is nothing we can do to change it now. Losing at home to Sunderland put us in a position where we knew we had to win our last two games of the season and we knew that was a difficult task with Crystal Palace and then Spurs to play.
“Unfortunately we saved our worst performance under Marco Silva for that Palace game. The away form has let us down all season and is one of the big reasons why we have been relegated. We didn’t do ourselves justice last Sunday, nor did we do the Club or the supporters justice, in what was the biggest game of the season.
“It’s definitely the lowest point of my career. I’ve been at clubs that have been relegated before, but I wasn’t really involved week in, week out. This season I’ve played in nearly every game and I’ve been here for nearly two years now so know about all of the hard work that it took to get into the Premier League.
“It was a dream come true to play in the Premier League and I didn’t want it to be a one-season wonder. Hopefully we can get the Club back into the Premier League with a successful season next season.”
Despite relegation, Clucas is a player who will emerge from the season with plenty of credit.
Playing in the top flight has capped a remarkable rise through the divisions for the midfielder. In 2013, he was playing for Hereford United in the National League but a rise to the top has seen him adapt well to playing in the biggest league in the world.
“It’s been an unbelievable rise for me really and every time I have stepped up a division I feel that I have adapted well,” added Clucas.
“It kind of fell for me this season because with injuries and the size of the squad, I was able to play in my favoured position of central midfield. I think that suits my game and I started the season well. I’ve learnt so much from playing in the Premier League against the biggest clubs in the world at the best grounds.
“Now I’m prepared for the Championship again. I’ve played in every league so I know what to expect. Hopefully we can keep most of the squad together because I think we have a great chance of bouncing straight back.”
Before that, the Tigers have one final Premier League assignment with a home game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and Clucas says he and his team-mates will be looking to end the season on a positive note.
“We won’t be going out there to just lay down because we’ve been relegated,” Clucas continued.
“It’s a home game and our supporters who have been magnificent for us all season will be there. We owe them and ourselves a performance.”