Di Canio remains confident

Di Canio won't give up trying to succeed at Sunderland. Credit: PA

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is refusing to hit the panic button despite seeing his team slip to the foot of the Premier League table.

Saturday's 3-1 home defeat by Arsenal left the Black Cats with just a single point from their opening four games and a daunting fixture list ahead of them.

He said: "After 20 games, if you are still at the bottom and you are 10 points, 12 points from the fourth place from the bottom, you can start to think, 'Eighteen games to go, okay, plenty of points, but it's difficult'.

"But now we are all there and we are starting to play good football."


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