Advocaat: What I've always said about Sunderland's attack

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat never doubted there were goals in his team.

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has been quoted by the Northern Echo explaining what he’s always said about the side’s attack.

Sunderland’s frontline have started to fire at the perfect moment, with important wins in the club’s last two games against Southampton and Everton.

The boss has been tweaking things to find the right system, but he says he never doubted that there were enough goals in the team to get the club into a position where they could compete to stay up.

“Hopefully we can do that on Saturday, and it’s a big plus to have things in our own hands,” said the boss.

“I’ve always said that at a certain moment they’d start scoring goals, and it wouldn’t matter what kind because they all count.”

Sunderland are in a decent position compared to the teams below them, with Burnley and QPR having already been confined to life in the Championship for next year.

The club also have a game in hand, which will really pile the pressure on their relegation rivals if they can win and play well in that game.

Perhaps what’s most significant about the last two games is that the goals have come from different players.

Everyone is chipping in and fighting to try and ensure that the club gets out of trouble, which will allow Advocaat, if he’s kept on, to build over the summer to ensure that there’s no repeat of this sort of season in the near future for the side.

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