Geovanni playing down dream start

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Hull playmaker Geovanni is refusing to get carried away with his side's remarkable start to the Premier League season, insisting they still need to take things one game at a time.

Hull have enjoyed a fairytale time since winning promotion to the top flight for the first time in the club's 104-year history this summer, taking 20 points from their opening nine games.

"I always think about things game to game. We need to be very careful and not allow ourselves to get carried away by the euphoria because there are very difficult games coming up," said Geovanni.

"If we take it step by step, in January we will have time to decide if we are fighting to stay up, the UEFA we are taking it step by step."

Brazil international Geovanni joined Hull this summer on a free transfer after being released by Manchester City at the end of last season.

The former Barcelona and Benfica midfielder has played a key role in Hull's impressive start and currently leads their scoring charts with four league goals, one of which was the club's first-ever top-flight strike.

However, the 28-year-old insists the reason for Hull's incredible rise to prominence - just 10 years ago they were rock-bottom of the fourth tier - is not down to any one individual, but due to the unity of the squad.

"From what I have experienced so far, the key has been the dressing room - the atmosphere is sensational," Geovanni told Spanish newspaper Marca.

"Even though we consider ourselves a very attacking team, on the pitch we are a very balanced side."

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