Tony Cascarino says that Sunderland's major issue has been recruitment and that David Moyes has been lazy with his signings.
Southampton host Liverpool at Saint Mary's stadium this weekend.
Southampton's Cedric and Jose Fonte both started for Portugal as they won Euro 2016.
Which of these three sides stand the best chance of overtaking Manchester City in fourth place?
The defender was full of praise for manager Ronald Koeman, describing it as an honour to play for him.
Southampton goal-getter adds another to his tally as Italian nets against Stoke City.
Sky Sports football pundit Paul Merson tips Southampton to coast toward a 2-0 triumph over Stoke City in their Saturday kick-off at St Marys Stadium.
Glenn Whelan could be out of action for six weeks, meaning the Stoke City defensive midfielder could miss out on two matches against the Saints, as well as West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley.
Southampton will defeat Sunderland, according to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.
Graziano Pelle has been likened to Luca Toni, who fired his way into the FIFA World Cup All Star Team in 2006 with Italy.