Borini was part of the side that pulled off a miraculous escape from the drop two seasons ago.
Sunderland forward Fabio Borini has said the four point gap they have to bridge to Norwich City between now and the end of the season is 'not a lot' if they are to survive in their battle against relegation from the Premier League.
This situation isn't exactly alien for Sunderland having come from behind to beat the drop two seasons ago when they were seven points adrift with seven games remaining two years ago, while last season also saw the Black Cats flirting with the possibility of finishing in the bottom three.
Borini is quoted in the Chronicle, saying: “We’ve been in a lot worse situations before.
“It’s four points and there’s still seven games to go.
“Teams will still drop points and we can get wins against the Premier League leaders because the division is so crazy this year.
“Four points is not a lot. We’ve still got to go to Norwich and we’ve got a game in hand.”
Certainly all is not lost but the momentum is firmly with Norwich City who have taken seven points from their last three games to establish a cushion between themselves and bottom three.
Sunderland face a difficult game next because they host a Leicester City side that are firmly in the driving seat for the Premier League title.
Borini talks about the game in hand they have, against Everton in May - making it their penultimate game of the season but they need to do enough to ensure that game matters over the next five weeks or so.
Any game against the league leaders is a big one, but it feels as though the trip to Carrow Road is huge when it comes to deciding the fate of both sides, if Norwich were to open up more of a gap over them then it becomes a huge mountain to climb.