The newly appointed manager of Sunderland, Gus Poyet, has admitted that his team didn’t play with a positive attitude in its last league game against Swansea City. Sunderland lost that game by a huge margin of 0-4.
It was Sunderland’s 6th defeat on the trot. They are the last team in the league points table currently.
The game against Swansea City was Poyet’s first game as Sunderland boss and he would have realized that life is not going to be easy for him at Stadium of Light.
In the first half of the game, the Black Cats played decently. Although they couldn’t score a goal but, they didn’t concede either. It was a goalless half.
But, after the half time break, Swansea was all over the visitors. Their approach was aggressive and with a flurry of goals, they put the Black Cats under pressure. Inside the first 20 minutes in the second half, Sunderland was down by 0-3.
Later on, Steven Fletcher’s own goal in the 80th minute almost ended Sunderland’s chances of making a comeback in the game.
Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, Poyet said, “We need to start winning matches now. We can’t suffer defeats continuously.”
“We still have got plenty of time and I believe we can bounce back. We will be training hard in the next few days.”
“We need to make improvements in a few areas. I can’t say how much time it will take us to make those improvements. May be 5 days or may be a month, I don’t know. I just hope we improve quickly and break our losing streak.”
Sunderland has to play its next game in front of its home crowd. That game is against Newcastle United and will take place on 27th of October.