Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is backing his side to do everything they can to upset the apple cart in the Capital One Cup quarter-final on Tuesday night.
The Black Cats host Chelsea at the Stadium of Light in the final eight fixture and former Blues forward Poyet is hoping a positive result can kickstart their floundering Premier League season as they remained rooted to the bottom of the table.
"If we want to get out of the relegation zone, we need to become winners, winning football games, and to become winners, we need to win the next one, so let's see if we can use it for that reason,” he said.
"It's important. It's a cup competition. We are losing a little bit of belief in England in the cups because, of course, the Premier League or the Champions League means everything.
"It's a competition and you cannot start the season thinking, 'I won't care about this one, I will care a little bit about this one and only care properly about this one'.
"It's just about playing and becoming winners. A winner is somebody who wins most of the time, and that's what we are trying to achieve here."
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