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Garcia believes Hull can survive in the Premier League

Hull City forward Richard Garcia is confident the club can stay in the top flight next season and hopes he doesn't experience what he did with West Ham in 2003.

"We went down with one of the highest points tallies a team has ever been relegated with and it was crushing for the players and clubs," said Garcia.

"We didn't even begin to get over it until the next pre-season and it took us two seasons to get back into the Premiership.

"It's difficult to come back from such a setback and I'd hate to go through it again with Hull.

"It's hard to describe how bad you feel and I don't want to feel like that again - and I don't think I will because I'm confident we can claw our way out of the situation we're in."

The Tigers have to face Aston Villa, Stoke, Bolton and Manchester United in their next few matches but Garcia isn't worried about their opponents, he is more concerned with his teammates having enough self belief.

"It's tough for sure when you get Liverpool, Villa and Manchester United in the run-in but whether you are going for the title or trying to stay up, it's always really testing," he added.

"But we believe we belong now at this level and our confidence hasn't been affected too much by the lack of wins.

"There are a few nerves here and there for sure but the boys are still buoyant and the belief is still there."



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