Gyan expects positive response

Striker tips Black Cats to return to winning ways

Gyan: Pleased with form

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Asamoah Gyan is confident Sunderland are playing well enough to snap out of their slump.

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The Ghana international was on target for the Black Cats in their latest outing against Tottenham, taking his tally for the club to 10, but was unable to prevent a 2-1 defeat.

That setback on home soil was Sunderland's third setback in a row, denying them the opportunity to clamber back into sixth spot in the Premier League.

Gyan, who is looking forward to his first break in English football, admits a sorry string of results have hit morale, but believes a reversal in fortune is on its way.

He said: "It's a good time to have a break, but not after a loss. If we had won, it would have been quite good.

"At the moment, it's a bit sad because we have lost three in a row. The whole team has been doing well, but quite unfortunately, we have conceded silly, silly goals.

"But if we keep on concentrating in games, we will do much better because we are playing good football."

Frustrating

Gyan, who cost Sunderland a club record £13million, was happy to be among the goals again against Spurs, but would rather his efforts had led to a positive outcome.

He said: "It was a great goal, I am so happy to score those kind of goals - but it led us nowhere, so it is quite disappointing.

"It's quite frustrating because we lost in the same way at Stoke. We dominated the game, and then all of a sudden, we lost the game, and that's what happened on Saturday.

"It didn't look like we would lose the game. We took control in the first half, and then we conceded a late goal, which is quite frustrating.

"We came back strongly in the second half, we were doing well, and we conceded a goal again.

"It's quite frustrating, but that's football."