Sunderland’s Stephane Sessegnon hopes to have proved his doubters wrong after West Bromwich Albion match

Stephane Sessegnon made his point against the Baggies.
Stephane Sessegnon made his point against the Baggies.

STEPHANE Sessegnon admits he had a point to prove after helping Sunderland avoid a third defeat in four.

Sessegnon and strike partner Nicklas Bendtner provided the spark for Sunderland to overcome a two-goal deficit against West Brom at the weekend, even if it was not enough to secure the victory that would have halted some of the flak flying the way of Black Cats boss Steve Bruce.

Seven days ago, Sessegnon produced arguably the worst performance of his nine-month long Sunderland career at Norwich City, with the out-of-sorts Benin international hauled off with 25 minutes to go of a hapless display from the visitors.

But the 27-year-old worked fluently in tandem with Bendtner in the 2-2 draw with the Baggies as Sunderland ensured they entered the two-week international break with at least something to show for their efforts.

Sessegnon said: “At Norwich, I didn’t have the best of games and I was particularly disappointed with my performance.

“I didn’t feel I had played my part or helped the team.

“But it was a tough evening for the team. We weren’t mobile enough or moved the ball quickly enough.”

Read his comments in full in today’s Sportmail.