The North-East outfit currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League table on just one point after seven games, while Altidore is yet to score in the Premier League.
"Any player is a product of the environment," the Northern Echo quotes Altidore as saying. "If we're playing good attacking football, you're always going to have opportunities to score goals.
"I don't change my mentality or the way I play. I feel like I'm playing well at Sunderland.
"We just have some bad luck right now, but I feel like I'm playing well and doing things right."
Sunderland will take on Swansea City this weekend under new head coach Gus Poyet.