Adnan Januzaj has hailed the importance of Sunderland’s togetherness between now and the end of the season.
An historic away showing at Crystal Palace at the start of February saw the Black Cats move within two points of 15th going into last weekend’s match against Southampton.
However, frustrations returned to Wearside as the Lads’ two-game unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt when Southampton left the Stadium of Light with all three points.
But with a trip to David Moyes’ old stomping ground, Goodison Park, up next for Sunderland, Januzaj, 22, has told safc.com players and fans alike must unite to help climb the Premier League.
“It is never nice to lose but even more so because we started the game well,” he said.
“It is important now we pick ourselves up and work harder in the next game.
“Anything can happen in the Premier League and it is important we learn that if we concede a goal we can comeback.”
He continued: “We need everyone to stick together, stay together and hopefully we will go to Everton and try to get something from the game.”