The Sunderland midfielder says the ultimately unsuccessful comeback against Arsenal, from an early set back, and the successful one against West Brom three weeks ago, shows that the spirit within the club is the right one.
The summer signing from Blackpool told the club's website: "The spirit is there - this team doesn't lie down and give up.
"We have to cut out these early goals because we're not going to win many games if we keep doing that.
"But we are all fighting for each other and fighting for the results we need."
Sunderland last week