Michael Dawson believes Hull City are good enough to stay in the Premier League

The Tigers find themselves stranded in the relegation zone but only a point from the safe places.

Michael Dawson believes Hull City are good enough to stay in the Premier League
Dawson is hoping to inspire his side (photo: Getty Images / Alex Livesey)

Hull City captain Michael Dawson believes they are good enough to survive in the top flight this season but has called on the squad to be prepared to "fight" as they look to pull themselves out of the danger zone.

Dawson says it's about preparation

After a humbling defeat to Sunderland last weekend, Dawson is keen for Hull to learn from their mistakes and focus upon the next challenge, a home clash against West Brom. The defender suggested “we had opportunities against Sunderland last weekend and we know we have to be more clinical in the final third, but we also have to start keeping clean sheets".

He added “we’re one point behind the teams above us at the moment, and it’s a case of looking to the next game and making sure we’re better than the last one". However, Dawson knows that the Tigers need to be prepared for Saturday's fixture stating “I’m sure they will be coming here with confidence after beating Burnley 4-0 on Monday night and will feel that they can hurt us. However it’s about us preparing and looking at how we can win the game".

The captain is hoping for more moments like this (photo: Getty Images)
The captain is hoping for more moments like this (photo: Getty Images)

"It's going to be a fight"

The defensive influence explained that the Premier League will host a real battle in the basement again this season. “This squad is good enough to stay in the Premier League. It’s going to be a fight and there are a number of other teams in the fight but we’ll keep going and keep believing".

Dawson does not mind how the team earn their points, even if they have to do it with an ugly brand of football. He claimed "it doesn’t matter how we get the points on the board, we’ve just got to get them. Winning football matches is the industry we’re in and that is all we want to do". Tigers' fans will be hoping the squad can do that this Saturday.