The Black Cats have not won any of their opening nine Premier League matches, and they are currently five points adrift of safety.
And, rather than trying to take the pressure off his teammates, Borini has admitted that they need to start fretting about their position in the table.
He said: “Yes, we need to worry because we haven’t won yet. It’s not early days. If we think it’s always early days, we will run out of games to recover, so early days are finished.”
Borini was signed by Sunderland in the summer transfer window, and he was expected to increase the side's goal threat.
However, the Italian striker has not managed a shot on target during his first six appearances for the Black Cats.
That stat rather sums up Sunderland's problems, with both their attackers and defenders well short of their best throughout the campaign so far.
They will need to break out of their slump quickly, though, as their next game comes against Newcastle United, and a defeat on derby day will only serve to heighten concerns around the Stadium of Light.