Sunderland must end home sickness says Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet

SIMON MIGNOLET says Sunderland must find a solution to their home sickness if they are to prevail in the relegation dogfight.

Only the bottom four can boast a worst record on their own patch than Sunderland this season, with Martin O’Neill’s side mustering just four victories at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats could only manage a point against 10-man Norwich City last weekend and host Manchester United next Saturday, with the league leaders enjoying a 17-game unbeaten top flight run.

But with crucial subsequent home games to come against Everton, Stoke and Southampton, goalkeeper Mignolet admits Sunderland need to start easing the pressure by making Wearside advantage count.

The Belgian said: “With the position we’re in, if you don’t win your home games, you don’t make it easy for yourself.

“It’s the nature of the game that if you don’t win at home, then it’s going to be tight.

“The league is so tight at the moment, everyone knows that.

“There are no bad teams in the league so you have to look at yourself if you’re not picking up the points.”

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