Le Tallec full of hope
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Anthony Le Tallec says he is enjoying his loan spell at Sunderland.Anthony Le Tallec says he is enjoying his loan spell at Sunderland and feels The Black Cats have enough quality to retain their Premiership status.
Mick McCarthy's men have endured a difficult start to life back in The Premiership and are rooted to the foot of the table.
French forward Le Tallec, who is on a season-long loan from Liverpool, says morale is still high at The Stadium of Light and has no regrets about moving to the North East.
"The team do not have 100 percent confidence at the moment," said the French youngster. "But that is to be expected as we have only got one point.
"But Mick McCarthy makes it a lot easier because he keeps smiling. If he was going around with a scowl that wouldn't be good for us.
"The spirit is still fine. We are a young team who are always learning and I still believe we can stay in the Premier League.
"I certainly have no regrets about coming on loan to Sunderland because I needed to be playing regularly and that was difficult at Liverpool."
Le Tallec expects to return to Anfield next summer, but admits he could remain in Sunderland if he is deemed surplus to requirements on Merseyside.
"At the moment I plan to go back there and try again," he added. "By then, hopefully, Sunderland will still be in the Premier League and I will have played my part in keeping them there.
"Perhaps if there is no future for me at Liverpool, I might stay here."