Sunderland centre-half Younes Kaboul has heaped praise on his defensive partner Lamine Kone saying the man is “a machine”.
Sam Allardyce’s men have kept three clean sheets in their past four matches to give themselves a real hope of staying up and Kaboul says a lot of that can go down to the Ivorian Kone.
He told the Echo: Â“Lamine looks like heÂ’s always been around. HeÂ’s a machine, heÂ’s definitely a machine, but heÂ’s very calm also.”
After the clean sheet against Arsenal on Sunday, Kaboul is looking to repeat the trick in the vital clash with Stoke on Saturday.
He added: “You can see defence and the midfield is working very hard, but the entire team works very hard, and now we have to go to Stoke and get a result there.
Â“We will go there to try and win the game.Â”