Premier League: Peter Whittingham targets 'biggest achievement' with Cardiff
Peter Whittingham believes it will be "the biggest achievement" of his career with Cardiff if they avoid relegation.
Last Updated: 26/04/14 1:37pm
The Bluebirds face a crucial game against bottom club Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
A win over the Black Cats could see Cardiff climb out of the bottom three prior to their final two fixtures against Newcastle and Chelsea.
"It's huge. It's one of the biggest games since I've been here," said Whittingham, who joined Cardiff from Aston Villa in 2007.
"Along with the cup finals and the play-off finals, it is right up there with those. If we can escape relegation it will be the biggest achievement since I've been here.
"It's always going to be a big game when you know you have to win. The atmosphere is going to be brilliant, it is going to be awesome.
"It's all well and good taking points here and there, but now it is all about winning at Sunderland. It's something we are going to try our best to do.
"We will keep going until it's mathematically impossible for us to stay up. We have to do that. But it would be horrible to lose at Sunderland, and we are not thinking about it."
Sunderland have drawn at Manchester City and won at Chelsea in their last two games but Cardiff have also taken four points from a possible six.
A 1-0 away victory over Southampton was followed by a 1-1 home draw against in-form Stoke, when Whittingham's second-half penalty secured a share of the spoils.
"We will take confidence from our last two games," Whittingham added. "The team performances have been very good. We've done really well, and it's about taking that on.
"Everyone is raring to go. We know what the job in hand is. We know everything that is going to happen, and now it's about going out and doing it on the pitch.
"Sunderland have done really well in their last two games. They've picked up points when no-one thought they would, but we've been doing really well also.
"If everyone wants to talk about Sunderland, that's fine by us. We will go under the radar and do what we do.
"It is about us now. If we play well, if we play to our strengths and how we have been lately, then we will be okay.
"We are full of confidence. The team structure has been better, we've been harder to break down recently, harder to play against. It's harder for teams to get in behind us, and that has been massive."
Watch Sunderland take on Cardiff live on Sky Sports 1 at midday on Sunday.