No let up from Sunderland, says Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet
Mignolet has won two caps for Belgium since joining Sunderland last summer

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is adamant there will be no easing off in the Black Cats for the final two games of the Premier League season.

Saturday's 2-1 win at Bolton ensured a fifth season of top-flight football at the Stadium of Light and a top-half finish remains a possibility.

"Hopefully everyone is up for the task like we were against Bolton," Mignolet told BBC Newcastle.

"Everybody wants to win and everybody wants to finish in the top 10."

Mignolet added: "Then we can be happy that we achieved the aims we set out to achieve at the start of the season."

The Belgian keeper has been named as the Supporters Association's young player of the year for 2011, having kept eight clean sheets in 24 appearances during his debut season at the Stadium of Light.

Such form has catapulted Mignolet into the Belgium squad, and coach Dick Advocaat handed him his international debut in March's 2-0 win against Austria in Vienna.

"The experience I've gained this year, and playing with Sunderland gave me my first cap with the national team which is a nice thing," added Mignolet.

"We still have a big game after this season on 3 June for Belgium to qualify for the European Championships and hopefully I can be part of that game."

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