Harry Redknapp was impressed with what he saw of Hull at Chelsea on Saturday.
The manager made a quick dash from training at Spurs Lodge to Stamford Bridge to watch the Tigers' opener against the Blues.
Phil Brown's men won plenty of plaudits for their performance after going 1-0 up through Steven Hunt before Didier Drogba's double turned the game around - the winner in the final minute.
"I thought they did well," reported Harry. "They worked hard, they were solid, you could see that they are well organised, Phil Brown is a terrific coach and you can see he has worked hard on them like he did last year.
"He got the best out of them last year, although they did go on a terrible run at the end, but in the first 18 to 20 games or so that kept them up they were in great form.
"They stayed in the game well on Saturday and although Chelsea had lots of chances, Hull also had a couple of very good chances to have scored so it was a good performance from them."
Harry is well aware of the need to build on our excellent win against Liverpool on Sunday - our first opening day win since 2005.
"We all came into the new season wanting to get three points on the board as quickly as possible and Liverpool at home, you couldn't have picked many tougher games," he said.
"They are a fantastic side so to beat them was a great start for us. We have a tough week now. We go to Hull and then West Ham so it is important that we build on that win.
"If you can get a good start it sets you up for the season. If we can have a good first four or five games of the season, get some points on the board it will push us into a good position early and that's where you want to be."