The Benin international has struggled to replicate last season's form in this campaign so far but insists that his admiration for the supporters will drive him on to improve as a player.
Sessegnon told The Independent: "I can feel big expectation from the fans on me.
"That is logical, they expect me to perform. The fans here are almost more enthusiastic than the players themselves.
"I am a creative type of player, the passion is a positive thing, it makes me want to go higher and in search to be better, to produce more, I want to be more excellent for them. It is a good thing. My relationship with the supporters here was one of the factors that made me renew my contract."
Sunderland are currently 13th in the Premier League.