The Black Cats have struggled so far this season to heap pressure on O'Neill.
He said: “We need to win some games. It is all very well that we played well at Everton but eventually you have to win games.
"After that we have played 11, seven away, and that in-balance will straighten itself up but it would be nice to be back at the Stadium of Light and then we need to win some games.
“Even with our run at the moment we are not that far removed from clubs above us but it is all ifs buts and maybes. We need some points on the board.”