Hull City manager Steve Bruce was cautiously optimistic following the Tigers’ win over Liverpool at the KC Stadium Tuesday.
While he believes the win gives his team “an outstanding chance” in the fight against relegation, it’s just “a step in the right direction” and doesn’t believe his current point total of 34 – four above the relegation zone at the moment – will be enough to ensure Premier League safety.
“It’s a great victory, let’s make no bones about that,” Bruce said after the match, “but we’ve still got a bit to do. I don’t think 34 [points] is enough. So yes, we’re delighted, we knew we had to beat one of the big boys. We’ve given ourselves an outstanding chance, and that’s all it is.”
“It’s a big step in the right direction, but still a bit to do.”
The club has three of its last four matches at home, and four in five counting the win over Liverpool, but the schedule remains tough.
“We’ve still got Man U and Arsenal still to come,” Bruce pointed out, “and of course Burnley who are just like us, fighting for their lives. In my experience it’s never easy in the Premier League because everybody’s got good players, but usually the home advantage can give you a bit of an advantage, and when you see the players put in a performance like that then obviously it gives a bit of confidence.”