Pantilimon highlights 'most important' thing for Sunderland

Costel Pantilimon has urged his Sunderland teammates to forget about performances and focus in getting results.

Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has told the Chronicle it’s dangerous for the side to focus on the pressure of performing at home.

Sunderland play in front of their own fans against Burnley this weekend in a game where Sean Dyche’s side will be battling to pile the pressure onto their relegation rivals.

However, Pantilimon feels it would be the wrong approach for his team to become fixated on producing entertaining performances at home.

“We can’t think about this. For us as professional football players, it is important to give everything and be good for the team,” said the ‘keeper.

“The most important thing is for this team to get good results and we are working to do that.”

There is pressure on the team going into this game because the attack was off the pace in the FA Cup last weekend against Fulham.

The side was also beaten in their last home Premier League game while only just getting over the line against Leeds in the last round of the FA Cup.

However, Pantilimon is spot on to suggest that results are the most important thing for the team, regardless of how they arrive.

Sunderland are under pressure to put points on the board and if they do that playing unattractive football, fans will forgive Gus Poyet if it keeps the club in the Premier League.

If Sunderland can start winning games, the fans will be a little happier and once the consistency has been established at home, the boss can start working on a more attractive brand of football for the team.

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