Cisse's Pompey target
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Aliou Cisse feels Portsmouth require ten more points to stay in The Premiership.Aliou Cisse feels Portsmouth require another ten points to secure their Premiership status.
The Senegalese midfielder is confident Pompey will not be sucked into a fight for survival over the coming weeks but wants to safeguard against any complacency.
Portsmouth are currently nine points clear of the drop zone and have ten games remaining to reach the magical 40-point mark.
A run of six defeats in seven league games has given Pompey a slight case of the jitters but Cisse is expecting his club to stay up.
"I am confident because we are not relegated," Cisse told Sky Sports News.
"We have 30 points and we need 10 points or 15 points to stay in The Premiership."
Pompey's next test is a trip to Premiership champions Arsenal this Saturday, with Cisse hopeful Velimir Zajec's side can cause an upset, following their battling display in defeat to Manchester United over the weekend.
He added: "We have a massive game against Arsenal coming up.
"We don't go into the Arsenal game to lose 4-0 or 5-0.
"I think we have the quality to play against Arsenal. It will be difficult to control the game at Highbury.
"But if we have unity, if we work hard, it's possible because in football, football is crazy."