Colback - 'It Could Be Worse!'
Jack Colback is thankful that Sunderland have not slipped into the bottom three of the Premier League.
Jack Colback: "If we had been heading into the last two games in the bottom three then it would be a massive factor.
"Morale would have taken a dent. It would have been a big blow and there would have been greater pressure on Sunday's game with a tough away game at Tottenham to come.
"It would have been disappointing had we been in the bottom three, but we have got that point and kept the teams around us in it.
"It looks like it will go to the very last game and we need to focus on Sunday. If we can get the points then we will be a bit closer.
"Wigan have got Villa at home in the last game, all sorts can happen.
"All you need to do is look at the Championship and what happened on the last day.
"Four or five teams dropped down and in the end it was Peterborough. Firstly we have to get that win, focus on Sunday and make sure we come out and start better than we did against Stoke.
"Before the game we would have liked to beat Stoke so it is two points lost in that respect, but the events of the game, with the sending off, being 1-0 down, it's a point gained.
"A win and we would have been there or thereabouts to safety. That's what we wanted so we could relax slightly for the last two.
"You can't prepare for what's going happen in games, so to have been down to ten men and 1-0 down we should be happy with a point."
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