Sunderland must go for Europe - Diouf

Sunderland signing El Hadji Diouf says his new club can emulate Bolton and win a place in Europe.

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The 27-year-old told SAFC-TV: "When I went to Bolton people asked me why, but we finished sixth and qualified for Europe. I want to do the same with Sunderland. Why not aim for the UEFA Cup next season?

"I'm very happy to be at Sunderland and I think it's a club that will demand respect, it is moving forward to bigger things."

Diouf, who cost Liverpool £10m in 2002, says he is looking forward to playing for Roy Keane.

"I'm happy to play for a man like him," said the Senegalese play-maker. "I like this type of man, he's a big character and I know he wants to do something big at Sunderland.

"I remember playing against Roy Keane in the [League] Cup final at Cardiff. We had a bit of banter, some words, in the game but I like that, he's a strong character and so am I."

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