Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy remains confident that his side can pull clear of the relegation places at the wrong end of the Premier League table.
McCarthy's men face Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on Wednesday evening and go into the game in 19th place in the standings on their return to the top-flight.
However, the Wolves boss is refusing to get too worried about recent struggles which have seen his side pick up just two points from their last six league games.
McCarthy commented: "I do believe that we have got it and what you see is what you get from me. I am not any good at acting.
"It is irrelevant what anyone else does and we were never going to stay up on 21 points. We are going to have to get near to 40 points.
"I don't think you will need 40 to stay up, but we certainly need another 16, 17, or 18 points.
"But we are capable of doing it and that is what gives me the confidence."