Tottenham's Ledley King says he is determined to figure in every league game until the season end.
The 28-year-old put in a solid performance in the club's last game, a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light, where Spurs secured a last minute equaliser after conceding early on.
Looking ahead to a testing spell - with back to back fixtures against Aston Villa and Chelsea fast approaching - the defender admitted to setting himself a personal target.
Not wanting to tempt fate, King said his main aim is to figure in as many games as possible to help maintain his side's distance from the drop zone.
"I don't want to jinx myself, but that's my aim," he told the club's official website.
"We've got 10 games left and I'd be delighted if I was involved in all of them.
"That would take me to over 30 games this season, which I would be happy with."
Reflecting on the late equaliser in the North East, King felt his team-mates showed tremendous character to avoid defeat against Sunderland.
"It was a sluggish start but I thought we dominated the game." he added.
"We created the better chances so to have lost would have been a real blow.
"Sunderland is not an easy place to go, conditions were tricky and we had to show some character.
"That's exactly what we have to do for the rest of the season."