Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback has insisted his side will not simply roll over for Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Wigan’s midweek defeat to Arsenal ensured that Paolo Di Canio’s side cannot be relegated on the final day when they head to face UEFA Champions League-chasing Spurs.
But Colback is eager for the Wearside outfit to end the campaign with a flourish by putting in a strong performance.
“There would not be much point preparing all week if we thought it would be a certain Tottenham win,” he said.
“The odds will be stacked against us. They are any time you go and play a top team.
“However, we have shown in the past we can go and match them and we will just have to prepare right and go and do that.”
Colback is likely to start Sunday’s game at left-back with first-choice Danny Rose ineligible to face his parent club.