Sunderland defender Wes Brown has explained to the Sunderland Echo the way the club has approached trying to stay in the Premier League.
Brown has revealed that the idea at the club has been to keep things simple, as they judge one game at a time taking into account a variety of things, which affect that match.
“We knew the games we had left, but we always focused on the next game which is very important,” he said.
“We went to Everton last weekend knowing we had a chance, but we haven’t started looking at Leicester at all until this week.”
“We’ve just got to keep it going and try to get a result on Saturday.”
It can be easy for a club in Sunderland’s position fighting to avoid the drop down into the next league, to become overawed by the situation, over complicating things.
The focus can shift too far ahead as players and officials try and plan a way out of trouble so credit has to go to Dick Advocaat for keeping everyone focused on only the next game.
That allows the team to judge things like the pressure, assessing the opposition and working on their own weaknesses and not allowing their focus to slip.
If the Black Cats pull together and continue to fight for each other, they should give themselves a good chance of winning their last three games, which should be enough to get them out of trouble.
Hopefully a win against Leicester will set the side up well for difficult games to come against Arsenal and Chelsea.