Hull City manager Phil Brown has spoken to journalists in an interview before Sunday's vital Premier League clash with Blackburn Rovers at the KC Stadium, and says he has refused to give up on a top four finish for the Tigers.
Hull, who have not won since December 6, when they struggled past Middlesbrough, 2-1, currently lie in 13th position, six points above the relegation zone, but things are starting to look shaky.
Brown though, has a confidence in his team that has flown in the faces of all challenges this season, after the Tigers were tipped for an immedaite return to the Championship from whence they came.
Victories at Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle, and creditable draws at Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as a barnstorming finish in the unfortunate 4-3 reverse at Manchester United, have made Hull City everyone's 2nd team, and Brown believes they can still make it into Europe next season via the 4th place position.
"As I've said, if we win our last twelve games, that'll give us 65 points. That could be enough to get us into Europe, where, despite our tremendous work ethic and honest endeavour, we would be annihilated by everyone else in the competition bar none."