Aston Villa look certain to be relegated at the end of this season.
Cissokho said: “The situation is plain to see. We are at the bottom. It does not look good. This is not easy for any of us. Everybody is very sad. We know what everyone thinks. That Villa are now down. But while we have a chance, we have to fight. We have to be professional. Fight for the club. Fight for the fans. Fight as professionals.”
Cissokho spent the first half of the season on loan at Porto, before returning to Villa Park last month and fitting into Remi Garde’s first-team.
The French left-back made his first appearance of the season for the Midlands team against Sunderland, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss which left Villa 11 points off safety, and seven points off the Black Cats.
However, Cissokho is reusing to accept relegation at this stage of the season, claiming that whilst a chance of survival remains, they will fight for victory.
This will bring little hope to Villa fans, as it is hard to imagine the club can pick up enough points to survive, even if they do start playing well in the coming weeks.
They are too far adrift to possibly mount a comeback, and a drop to the second tier looks all-but confirmed, despite only just seeing 2016 come around.