Bruce repeated his belief that Huddlestone's return to the England squad is long overdue, and that he could have a role to play in Brazil this summer.
The Hull boss said: "When you give a Tom space like he had today, he can give a masterclass. He is a wonderful midfield player.
"In Brazil it will be slow tempo and people can't charge around in 100 degrees. If you give him time like he had he is a wonderful player and he is complemented with Jake Livermore."