The Dutchman feels the result against Stoke over the weekend was a good one although his team failed to protect the 1-0 lead they created in the opening minute of the game.
“We still have five games to go. We still need six points. A draw at Stoke is a good result because many big clubs don’t get that,” said Advocaat.
“There is no reason to panic. At the end, the teams who don’t get enough points will go down.”
Sunderland need to try and get those two wins done and dusted because the club’s final fixtures do not make for good reading for the club’s fans.
Southampton, Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea are all sides the club have to play, as well as Leicester City, who have been in resurgent form over the past couple of weeks.
It’s not going to be easy but if the Black Cats want to stay up, they have to fight with everything that they have.
If they let their concentration slip at any point, there is plenty of quality in those sides ready to take advantage while Leicester won’t hesitate to further condemn Sunderland for the sake of improving their own position.
The point against Stoke is a building block, but the team have to try and find something from somewhere which secures a win and gets some momentum rolling.