Sunderland suffered yet another setback in their fight against relegation after losing 5-1 at the hands of Tottenham during the weekend. This results has led to Sunderland remaining in the rock bottom position of the table, while they are without a win since the middle of February. Back then, they managed a 1-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup that appeared to improve their chances of avoiding relegation since there were several matches still left in the Premier league. However, after almost 2 months without a win, the players are low on confidence.
This was especially evident in the 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham. After the match, former Manchester United defender Wes Brown revealed that he was culpable for most of the goals conceded by his team. However, he still remains confident of avoiding relegation with six matches left in the season. They travel to Everton in the next match to face a team that has top four ambitions in sight. This was the biggest defeat of the season for Sunderland, as manager Gus Poyet has come under increasing pressure for failing to turn around the club’s fortunes.
Another defeat in the upcoming match against Everton will be catastrophic for Sunderland, who have been in the Premier league for the last few years.
“Their player has got behind me for the first and second goals. I should be closer and then I just couldn’t get there. We can talk all we want to about having to cut out the mistakes, but we have to do it. We have to do better when we’re going forwards too. We’re not helping ourselves. We’ve just got to keep going. The table doesn’t lie, it’s bad. But we’ve got to keep going. Unless we can produce 90 minutes where we’re 100%, we can only blame ourselves,” said Brown.