London - Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes his team can stay in the Premier League next season, despite losing 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Goals by Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose left the visitors two points behind Newcastle United with just one game remaining, albeit with a better goal difference.
Hull must now gain nothing less than a victory over Manchester United at the KC Stadium a week on Sunday -- and hope other results go their way -- if they are to stay up.
However, former United defender Bruce believes that, despite a constant lack of firepower, his side are capable of securing a third successive campaign in the top flight.
"It's not lost, we've got to beat Manchester United and I haven't done that in 17 years, so I've got to turn the tables. So maybe there's a twist in it," Bruce said.
"Maybe United owe me something, after wrecking my knee and my hip and my ankle, so you never know," he added ruefully.
"And we've got to try and be positive - this week after Burnley has arguably been the worst week in terms of the result last week and then the shocking news of Jake Livermore last Wednesday."