Sunderland fought back valiantly from a goal down on two occasions to record a respectable 2-2 draw with Spurs at the Stadium of Light yesterday, but remain without a three-point haul in any of the opening four league matches.
However, experienced centre-back Wes Brown feels the team are beginning to find their rhythm ahead of a crucial period which sees the Black Cats scheduled to meet Burnley, Swansea, Stoke and Southampton over their next four top-flight fixtures.
The former England international said:
"We have got a good bunch of lads here. We know what's expected.
"If we keep showing the desire that we showed in the last 15, 20 minutes and maybe do that at the beginning of the game - because it started very difficult for us - maybe we can get better results.
"We are looking for our first win in any of the games, and hopefully that will start next week.
“It's away from home, but if we can show the desire that we showed on Saturday and maybe finish a few more of our chances and stop them at the back, we have got a good chance.
“You could say they got a little bit tired near the end and we just kept pushing on, and eventually we got something. We kept on going and managed to get the own goal."
Brown, 34, and his team-mates will be desperate to finally put a win on the board when they travel to Turf Moor next weekend to face newly-promoted Burnley, who've proved themselves to be a tough nut to crack in their last couple of outings.