Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe says that he couldn't have done anything more to convince Roy Hodgson to include him in the England squad for Euro 2016.
Sunderland travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford in their final match of the season on Sunday relieved to have avoided relegation by a whisker.
Following Sunderland's relegation escape, defender Lamine Kone said his side should never have been in the position they found themselves in.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has kept his side in the Premier League after they beat Everton 3-0 at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday.
Sunderland have retained their Premier League status in dramatic fashion for the fourth consecutive season after a 3-0 win over Everton at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night.
Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates has extended his loan deal at Portuguese club Sporting until the summer of 2017.
Sunderland host Everton at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening knowing a win will see them retain their top-flight status.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has advised England national team coach Roy Hodgson to select veteran striker Jermain Defoe for the Euro 2016 in France.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce expressed his delight after a dramatic 3-2 victory over Chelsea on Saturday kept his side's survival hopes alive.
Sunderland took a massive step away from relegation after coming from behind to record a thrilling 3-2 win over Chelsea at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
Jermaine Defoe claims survival for Sunderland this season will be as euphoric for the club as Leicester City winning the title.
Sunderland will be fighting for their top-flight survival when they take on ousted champions Chelsea at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
Geoff Cameron was critical of Jermain Defoe's tumble in the Stoke penalty area on Saturday, saying he would have admitted to fouling the Sunderland striker if he had.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce heaped praise on Jermain Defoe for keeping their survival hopes alive, after his late goal at Stoke City on Saturday.
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- Newcastle v Sunderland
- Sunderland confirm Eboue signing
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