Fabio Borini has told the Sunderland Echo that if Sam Allardyce selects him he can give Sunderland a lift.
The Italian striker has generally been used as a back-up figure since Allardyce took charge at the Stadium of Light.
However, he showed his class, by coming off the substitutes’ bench and scoring an absolutely belter to help his side rescue a point against Crystal Palace yesterday evening.
Borini is now hoping that Allardyce will give him further chances in the coming weeks, and he has promised to give his all to the North East side’s cause.
“I got 10 minutes and scored a goal and showed I can give the team a lift," he said.
“What I do is give everything I have in me,” born said.
“I have 150 per cent to give because we need everyone doing that extra bit in order to stay up and probably 100 per cent is not enough – we need to give more.
“It is the manager’s decision, I always expect to come on if I am on the bench.”
Borini was signed by Sunderland from Liverpool last summer, and he was expected to be one of their main attackers this term.
However, the 24-year-old has not had the desired impact at the Stadium of Light.
Borini has scored three goals in 18 appearances so far this season, and Dame N’Doye seems to have jumped ahead of him in the selection order, despite only arriving in January.
Borini’s goal yesterday evening may force him back into contention, though, with Sunderland’s next fixture coming against Southampton at the weekend.