"Now we have to turn from hunted to hunter" adds Paul after Town fail to make first 45 pay
Paul Lambert said Town should have wrapped the game up by the break but now have to turn from the hunted to the hunter.
Blues dominated the first-half at the Stadium of Light but failed to make it count and a much improved Sunderland rallied in the second-half and won the game with a Chris Maguire strike late on.
“We controlled the game in the first-half and played really well,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.
“We had chances to go one or two up and we should have had a penalty as well when Emyr Huws got caught by their ‘keeper late on. In the first-half though we should have put the game to bed.
“When you don’t take your chances it puts pressure on the guys at the back. Sunderland are at home and give them credit, they played much better in the second-half and had some chances themselves. We had to weather a bit of a storm.
“Even after they scored we had opportunities to get something out of the game but it didn’t happen and obviously we’re disappointed to lose.
“We have dropped out of the top six for the first time this season and that’s a blow but we have to react. We have been the hunted all season, now we have to turn into the hunter.
“The beauty of it is that there are plenty of games left to turn things around and only a few points separating a lot of teams.”
See the full interview with Paul on iFollow Ipswich.