At a time of the season when it is easy to become distracted by the fixtures and results of rival teams, Silva knows the onus is on his side to shape their own destiny, starting with a home game against Watford at the KCOM Stadium.
“We take things step by step, game by game and we just look at this Saturday as another chance to take points,” said Silva.
“Of course, it is another important game for us at home in front of our fans who have given us excellent support in recent weeks.
“It is a big fight that we are in and so we need to look only at our work and at our performances. Taking points is the only important thing for us. Only after we have done this can we see what is happening in other places.
“This a fight the players are ready for. They have worked hard all week because they want a better result than last weekend.”
The Tigers host a Watford side all but safe from relegation this weekend, but Silva isn’t expecting the Hornets to relax and anticipates a tough game.
“They have reached 40 points and they maybe don’t feel pressure now,” added Silva.
“But this means that they can play their football with comfort and confidence. Whether that is good for them we will see, but all we know is that we can expect a tough game.
“They are a good team and have good individual players as well. Their organisation is always good. We know we may need patience, but we want to cause them problems.
“What we know is that we have to show a better attitude than our opponent, play better than them and try to win the game.”