Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has vowed that Sunderland still believe in survival despite seeing his side lose 2-0 at home to Manchester City.
The Black Cats remain bottom of the Premier League and six points adrift of safety after goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane condemned them to another loss.
However the 22-year-old goalkeeper insisted there were positives to be taken from the game.
“They are one of the best teams in Europe so you have to dig in as a team and I thought it was a good effort by the lads but they scored two good goals,” he told Sky Sports.
“From my point of view we stuck together well and kept working hard and kept to the game plan. I thought we did alright.
“We have a good couple of games coming up against the likes of Burnley and Hull. They’re the games we will be targeting so we go from there.
“We go into every game hoping to get a result. Our effort was top drawer but the result wasn’t to be.”