In the previous season of the Premier League Sunderland managed to somehow avoid being relegated after claiming victories against Manchester United and Chelsea and forcing Manchester City to a draw. All of these results helped Sunderland in their survival of staying and competing in the top tier English league for another season.
This time around Sunderland has not won a single match in this season of the Premier League as they have played 6 matches so far and the club is already struggling trying to keep their heads above the water and attempting to avoid the bottom relegation spots.
Sunderland’s Wes Brown is hoping that his club and teammates can start collecting positive results and points in the early stages of the Premier League as this can avoid having to go through scares later on.
Wes Brown said: “We said to ourselves that going into the new season we had to get back whatever we had at the end of last season. We don’t know how we got it or what made us do it, but we knew we had to get that back, somehow. And we still have to do that’’
“You could say we have better players now but maybe it is the mental side of it, with everyone coming together again and showing exactly what we did last year because at the end of last season it was pretty good. I didn’t come here to play Championship next season. I came to play in the Premier League, which is where everyone wants to be. There’s no doubt, I think we will survive.”
The head coach of Sunderland, Gus Poyet has had to cope in the early stages of the Premier League with a number of injuries with: Mame Biram Diouf, Sebastian Coates, Geoff Cameron and Emanuele Giaccherini have been just a few of the players which have sustained injuries or are out injured in this start of the Premier League.