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No let up from Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio has told his Sunderland team to finish the season with a bang when they face Spurs at White Hart Lane.

Last Updated: 19/05/13 at 15:46 Post Comment

Paolo Di Canio: One last effort

Paolo Di Canio: One last effort

Tottenham are desperate for victory as they chase a place in next season's Champions League.

Sunderland are already safe - thanks to Wigan's defeat at Arsenal on Tuesday - but the Black Cats boss insists that does not mean they travel with nothing to play for and the Italian does not want to finish the season fourth from bottom.

Di Canio had hoped they would seal their top flight status by beating either Stoke or Southampton in consecutive home games, but both ended 1-1, meaning victory for Wigan at the Emirates Stadium would have set up a tense final day.

But while the pressure of the relegation fight may have gone, there will be no let-up from the manager.

The 44-year-old said: "We still have one game to go and we have to make sure that we are going to perform well because I don't want to finish fourth from the bottom if it's possible.

"With even a draw, potentially we can be sixth from the bottom. But we have to make sure that we are going to put everything into this game and not finish fourth from the bottom."

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

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alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

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