David Moyes says Sunderland's siege mentality gives them a chance

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the match

Sunderland are currently bottom of the Premier League table.

Sunderland manager David Moyes has told the Chronicle that their siege mentality gives them a chance of avoiding relegation this season.

The Black Cats have endured another disappointing first half to the campaign and as a result will spend Christmas Day bottom of the table.

That is a bad omen, with history showing that only three teams that have been at the bottom of the table at this stage of the season have ended up surviving at the end of the campaign.

It is looking likely that a late fight for survival is on the cards again; something that Sunderland have become accustomed to in recent years.

Sunderland manager David Moyes

Their home form in particular will have to be exemplary and Moyes is confident on that front, saying their siege mentality gives them a chance.

“We’ve got a good siege mentality within the club, and we need the crowd to be with us all the way,” he told the Chronicle.

“We get more than 40,000 here, there are very few clubs that can say that, and as long as they stick with us then we’ve always got a chance.”

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the match

It will certainly be interesting to see if Sunderland can avoid the drop once again this season.

Things are not exactly desperate at this moment in time, with them just a point from safety following the victory over Watford at the weekend.

Improvement at home will be needed if they are to do so, with the Black Cats currently 17th in the table in that regard having managed just ten points from nine games so far.

Last season they finished the home table in 12th and a repeat this year should help them to safety once again.

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