Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat says his players have got to put any memories of the defeat at home to Crystal Palace behind them
Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat says his players have got to put any memories of the defeat at home to Crystal Palace behind them and buckle down to winning more games.
Sunderland looked to be back on track after beating Newcastle United a three weeks weeks ago, but the cracks showed once again in the game against Palace which the Black Cats lost 4-1.
That was a fortnight ago and the players and manager alike have been thinking about the game non-stop and are determined to get something from the Britannia Stadium this weekend.
Advocaat told the club’s official website: ‘This is a different game, a new game.’
‘We know that there are only six games to go, only five weeks that we can show that we want to stay up.
‘I have the feeling that the players are really up for it and hopefully we can show that on Saturday.
‘The commitment when we go out there is important and we know that we have to get results.
‘We need at least six points from the last six games – then we have a chance to stay up.’