Geovanni focused on survival
Hull playmaker insists the club's priority is avoiding relegation
By Laura Slatcher. Last Updated: October 18, 2008 12:16pm
Geovanni: Survival hopes
Hull schemer Geovanni has warned fans that their priority is still avoiding relegation despite their impressive start to their first Premier League season.
The Tigers currently sit third in the league, just three points behind leaders Liverpool and Chelsea, after just one defeat so far this season.
Phil Brown's side have been tipped for relegation but have so far silenced their critics with wins at Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle.
Geovanni joined Hull from Manchester City in the summer and remembers well how a good run of results can soon reverse, something he is keen to reiterate to his new club.
"The main thing in our minds is still that we stay up and avoid relegation," Geovanni told The Sun. "But it's a long season.
"I know from when I was at Manchester City we had a great start but after December it was difficult.
"It's a strong league and there's a long way to go. After December we will know more about where we can finish this year."
But the 28-year-old, who made the move from Manchester City in the summer, insists he was always confident that the club could remain in the top flight.
"When I came here, the supporters were asking me if Hull would stay in the Premier League," Geovanni added. "I told them right away, yes they will.
"I was confident right from the start, but what I've told them now is that we are happy to be where we are and we hope to carry on like we have been doing."