Sunderland’s influential midfielder Seb Larsson is confident they will escape the drop this season.
Larsson has only just returned to the side after being out injured for most of the campaign but he reckons they will be able to do enough to get themselves out of trouble, although he was disappointed with the draw at Southampton.
The Black Cats are not in action this weekend as opponents Everton are in the FA Cup and by the time they face Newcastle next week they could be back in the bottom three.
Larsson admits his side’s failure to see out the game against 10-man Saints came as a blow, but he is confident that the performances will deliver some much-needed wins.
“It was a blow and at this stage of the season where we are, it doesn’t really matter if you could have got the points,” he told the Chronicle.
“It’s about getting the points. But the good thing from the last few games is that we keep putting ourselves in situations to win football matches and get points.
“OK, we weren’t able to do that last week, but if we continue to do that, we’ll win a few before the end of the season.”