Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is hoping his players return to action still feeing "unbeatable" after last season's great escape.
– Sunderland manager Gus Poyet
The good time we had stopped because the season finished.
But we talk a lot about momentum and there are a few players, the players who have been there at the end of the season that finished playing with the feeling of being unbeatable, practically.
I hope that we take it into this season because it is very, very important that we start well in the Premier League.
If you do not, what happened to us last season can happen and, like I said in the beginning, I do not want to suffer again.