Spurs are currently seventh in the table, but will climb above Manchester United in the battle for the final Europa League spot with a victory at White Hart Lane.
"We've no choice, we have to win this game," he told the club's official website. "It will be tough because Sunderland will come here determined to get something.
"We have to take the game in our hands, do what we have to do and win it, simple as that.
"Our fans will be there to support us and we'll give them everything we can on the pitch. That's what we will do on Monday night and try to get the three points."
Kaboul has played for Spurs since January 2010, joining from Portsmouth.