After victory over West Brom, Phil Brown is bracing Hull City fans for a difficult next couple of weeks.
It has been a remarkable start to the season for the Championship play-off winners but they now face Chelsea and Manchester United in the next week. Brown added: "If you get 20 points from nine games you are going to be somewhere near the top.
"We have now got a couple of massive games on the horizon and we have earned the right to go into them and give a good account of ourselves, instead of everyone classing us as whipping boys.
"It is Champions League form - but that is what it is, form. That is temporary."