Friday, 9th May, 2014

Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt has revealed that he "always knew" that his team had the ability to retain their Premier League status in spite of suffering during most of the season.

The Black Cats have been in formidable form during the business end of the season, managing to secure their place in the league, at the expense of Norwich City.

The 25-year-old, who has been an integral part of Gus Poyet's team since joining in January having played 11 league games, thinks that his side's winning mentality finally bore fruit.

"From the day I came in, I always knew we could do it,” Bridcutt told his club's official site.


"Every game since I have been here we have gone into win."

Speaking about the match against West Bromwich Albion, which his team won 2-0, thus cementing their place, the former Brighton & Hove Albion player said: “A lot of people would have said they would have been happy with a draw [against West Brom].

"But because of the way the head coach is and the way we are a draw is not good enough."

Bridcutt's team are now placed 14th in the league table and will take on Swansea City in their final game of the season at the weekend.

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