SIMON Mignolet insists Sunderland cannot get wrapped up in the focus on the title race this weekend.
The Belgian keeper says Sunderland must focus on bringing a conclusion to a seven-match winless run in the Premier League, when they face Manchester United on Sunday.
“Obviously it would be disappointing to miss out on the top 10 because we wanted to do better this season than last,” added the 24-year-old.
“But it’s more about winning a game again at the moment.
“It’s obviously a good game to play on the last day against Manchester United and everyone’s looking forward to it.
“There’s still lots to play for and hopefully we can finish off with three points at home.
“We’re all professionals so we can’t get wrapped up in the attention on the title.
“We have to look at ourselves and try to finish in the top half and try to win the game.”