Steve Bruce thinks Hull are just a handful of wins away from ensuring they remain in the Premier League next season.
Hull are 13th in the table and have been unable to find the back of the net during January, winning just once in their last 10 matches.
But Bruce insists relegation is a legitimate concern for half the teams in the league and is confident his side can muster enough points between now and May to ensure they stay up.
"It's a quite unique sort of season. The top four have record points and there aren't two teams running away with it and two teams cut off," he said.
"So there are 10 clubs in it; I'm sure from Southampton downwards you're looking over your shoulder.
"We're one of them. We've had a really tough run of late, we always knew something was round the corner in the Premier League and we would have been naive to think we wouldn't have a bad patch.
"I still think we've got to win four or five games, and if we do that I think we'll be safe.
"We have some big games and need to simply win one or two of them. We have to stay with it."
Tottenham visit the KC Stadium on Saturday after a suffering a heavy defeat against league leaders Manchester City in midweek.
Bruce refuses to accept this weekend's visitors are vulnerable at the moment and applauded Tottenham for giving Tim Sherwood a chance to prove himself as the club's manager.
"Anybody who plays Manchester City loses 5-1 or 4-1," he said.
"There's nothing new there and we see how Manchester City are so strong and they're blowing the league away at the moment. There's no shame in that.
"We know Spurs have some outstanding players and are making a fist of getting in the top four.
"I'm delighted Tim has been given an opportunity. It makes a refreshing change to see a young English coach getting a chance and let's hope it continues."