Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand is looking inward for improvement to the Black Cats side after their 2-0 loss to Liverpool on the weekend.
“We can’t look at that luck going against us, we’ve got to make sure we don’t start feeling sorry for ourselves and looking at injuries and things that happened against Liverpool,” Ferdinand told The Journal.
“We have to look at ourselves, make sure that we bounce back and start playing the way we know we can.
“It’s always disappointing when you’re playing at home, especially at an arena like this, with our fans, not to beat people.
“That shows how far the club has come, the fact we were playing one of the top teams in the country and everyone is upset that we’ve lost.
Sunderland are currently ninth on the Barclays Premier League table, and are six points safe from relegation. With only eight games left to play this season, it would appear the Black Cats are all but safe from relegation.
Injuries are a concern for the Northern side, with Sulley Muntari, Kieran Richardson, Phil Bardsley, John Mensah and Ferdinand all struggling in the Liverpool clash.
“I think we’ve got a good enough squad to deal with these injuries and now it’s about people that fill in for the players out to work hard and grab their shirt with two hands.
“It is about character and we’ve got a lot of that in this dressing room, that’s one thing you can’t fault with us.
“Character helps you bounce back from losses, the lads aren’t worried and we’re looking forward to the next game."