Sunderland players back Gus Poyet - Sebastian Larsson

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson says the manager Gus Poyet believes in the team and that the players believe in him.

The Black Cats are currently embroiled in a relegation battle, sitting three points above the bottom three in sixteenth place in the league.

But Larsson says the club has been in the same situation before and will need to show "mental strength" to get out of it again.

Watch the full interview on Football Focus, Saturday 28 February, 12:10 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

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