Sunderland and Norwich City meet in a relegation six-pointer this weekend.
The two sides face each other at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon in what is likely to be a huge game in this season’s relegation fight.
Currently the Black Cats sit 18th in the table and are four points behind Alex Neill’s side with a game in hand.
Beating them this weekend could put Sunderland within touching distance of escaping the bottom three, and Kaboul says the simple reality is that they must go there and secure the victory they need.
“We need to look forward and we can’t look back at what might have been,” he told safc.com.
“The reality is simple and we know we need to go to Norwich and win. I think it could be us or them so we need to make sure it’s not us. We will travel to the game with a lot of determination.
“The fans are special, really special, and I’m sure they will be once again cheer us on right until the end on Saturday.”
If Sunderland are to win the game, Sam Allardyce’s side must find a way to get Jermain Defoe firing once again.
He has been in impressive form for them this season with 15 goals in all competitions, 12 of which have came in the Premier League.
His last two games have not seen him at his best though, resulting in his side failing to get a goal in either fixture as the likes of Fabio Borini failed to take up the slack.
Getting Defoe scoring again is key then as Sunderland seek to give their survival hopes a serious boost.