The belief in the camp is very much that our performances over the first four games of the Premier League campaign have deserved more than our loss and three draws.
Mauricio sees this afternoon's early kick-off (1.30pm) at the Stadium of Light as 'a good opportunity' to get back to winning ways.
"We’re happy and we’re in good condition to play Sunderland," said Mauricio. "It’s a tough game but we are ready. We need to start winning and this is a good opportunity to take three points.
"The players have the same feeling as us. Our performances have been good and I’m happy with the team, the players, the mentality and way we've played. It’s only time before we have a positive result.
"We expect a difficult game because Sunderland are a very good team and have signed a lot of players of good quality but we're in a good way."
Below: Mauricio previews the match on Spurs TV
SUNDERLAND v SPURS - MATCH CENTRE
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