George Boateng Enjoying Pressure At Hull City

The former Netherlands international midfielder is confident he can help steer the Tigers to safety...
Hull City midfielder George Boateng is currently sidelined having suffered knee ligament damage in January, but he insists he can not wait to get back to full fitness and help the club in their fight against relegation.

Following a fantastic start to life in the Premier League, the Tigers find themselves only four points above the relegation zone thanks largely to a run of 11 games without a win between December 13 and March 1.

However, the former Middlesbrough and Coventry City midfielder is confident that the East Yorkshire based outfit have the quality to add to the win in their previous fixture against Fulham on March 4.

"Lots of people are telling me when I come back there will be a lot of pressure on me, but that is why I signed," Boateng told Sky Sports.

"I knew from the start it was going to be a hard season and I think if you cannot live with the pressure you don't belong on this stage in the Premier League."

Asked whether Hull can finish ahead of the bottom three, the 33-year-old replied, "
Yes - especially when I come back!

Without being too over-confident, I think we've been great, we've entertained. In the first part of the season people were expecting us to struggle.

"We've had to hold on for a long time.
Winning becomes a habit as well as losing and then the pressure gets to you."

Ricky Brooks,