Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was in defiant mood after seeing his side extend their winless Barclays Premier League run to 11 games.
Kenwyne Jones' 64th-minute header was only enough to secure a 1-1 draw with Wigan at the Stadium of Light, a result which means the Black Cats have taken only five points from the last 33 on offer.
However, Bruce was refusing to be downbeat.
He said: "The one thing I am not going to do is give up on it - I have never given up on anything in my life, so I am not going to start now.
"We have got to make sure we are ready for the challenge ahead. We won't give up on it, that's for sure and we will turn it around."