Jack Rodwell has challenged his Sunderland teammates to drag the Black Cats out of trouble after admitting they have gone "backwards."
Sunderland are marooned at the foot of the Premier League table after Saturday's late 1-0 defeat at West Ham left them five points adrift of safety and without a victory nine games into the campaign.
After finishing last season with just one defeat in 11 matches under former manager Sam Allardyce, they now face an uphill battle under his successor David Moyes.
Obviously desperate to preserve at least a sliver of morale in the aftermath of Saturday's dreary defeat against West Ham, bottom side Sunderland decided it'd be a good idea to have players send some optimistic tweets after the game.
Indeed, shortly after the final whistle somebody in the Black Cats' PR department sent a message to unused sub Victor Anichebe asking him to publish a standard banal postmatch tweet to bemoan the result but congratulate the lads on their hard work -- you know the type.