Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio says he'd resign if he felt his team weren't good enough.
Di Canio came out fighting after Sunderland lost to Crystal Palace, arguing that he may as well retire if he did not believe his side could get something from the horrendous run of fixtures they now face.
"Why do we have to do this?" implored Di Canio. "If I think about this, it is better that I retire from being a manager. If I think I will not have a chance to beat Arsenal at home or West Bromwich Albion away, Liverpool or Manchester United at home - or two wins out of four games, why not? Or one draw and one win.
"Why do I have to have only one point? Why do I have to lose every game with this team? Obviously we can win one, two or zero, or three draws - we will see."
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