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Pantilimon remains upbeat despite winless start for Sunderland

Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon is remaining positive despite the Black Cats' difficult start to the campaign.

Following a winless start, Sunderland are currently languishing in second bottom spot of the Premier League table and the ominous signs are already starting to appear on Wearside.

Nonetheless, Sunderland did put in a much-improved display in the 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend and Pantilimon believes that his side have no reason to panic as of yet.

Speaking to the Northern Echo, Pantilimon said: "We have good players, especially up front with Jermain (Defoe), Jeremain Lens, Fabio Borini and other players. We look solid and we look in good shape but we have to be like this for the rest of the season.

"It's good for the team that we've brought some players in. We're trying to improve and to work hard. We were expecting Spurs to be tough opponents but I would say we played well.

"Sometimes it can happen like that where you get hit on the counter-attack and you can concede a goal, especially in the last ten minutes. That's football. But we had good chances and I'm very happy about this team.

"I think we're going to have the results in future. The important thing now is just to turn performances like this into results."

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