Stadium of Light

Next Game

S'land v Arsenal

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

So'ton 8 - 0 S'land

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

N'Diaye reveals Di Canio blast

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio blasted his side after their thrashing at Aston Villa, according to Alfred N'Diaye.

Last Updated: 02/05/13 at 17:41 Post Comment

Alfred N'Diaye: At a loss to explain Sunderland's thrashing at Villa Par

Alfred N'Diaye: At a loss to explain Sunderland's thrashing at Villa Par

The midfielder lasted the full 90 minutes of the Black Cats' 6-1 humiliation at Villa Park, and cannot explain the performance that led to Di Canio venting his feelings in the dressing room afterwards.

"The manager was angry. This is normal - we lost 6-1," said N'Diaye.

"He said that we need to work more. We need to work more this week to beat Stoke, and he said that to us.

"It is not normal to lose by five goals, it is not normal to lose six goals in one game.

"It was a bad day. It was a very bad day for us, and I do not know why."

Two straight wins prior to the Villa defeat had raised hopes that Sunderland would avoid a late-season battle against the drop that the Frenchman accepts his side are now mired in once again.

"You can't concede six goals in one game, it is just not normal. We are back in the relegation fight."

The Wearsiders will also have to do without midfielder Stephane Sessegnon, suspended for the final three games of the season following the straight red card he received at Villa Park on Monday.

"We have other players who can step in for him and make chances and score goals though - it is up to us to start to do that if Stephane can't play," N'Diaye added.

"We have to show that we don't rely on him. It is bad for us - but we have no choice we must keep on playing."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

B

alotelli would've scored if the goals height was 3 times higher too...

footyfan52
Rodgers defends Balotelli

A

s if storey would ever get invited on a stag do

dooby
Does Wenger Know He's To Blame?

I

disagree. We sit here in our ivory towers looking down our noses at people we perceive tio be thick, but if Harry Redknapp and Tim Sherwood can do it, frankly, anyone can.........

HarryBoulton
Roy: Rooney can become manager

Footer 365

Government reveal plans aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs

The Government has revealed plans to establish a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.

Louis van Gaal felt individual errors spoiled a good display from Manchester United in draw at West Brom

Louis van Gaal felt that Manchester United produced their 'best match of the season', despite the 2-2 draw at West Brom.

Premier League: QPR forward Adel Taarabt criticises Harry Redknapp over claims he is unfit

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

Mail Box

Reimbursing Fans? How Patronising...

It's something of a return to form for the mailbox with mails on Southampton (Liverpool fans are cynical), the gorgeous Graziano Pelle, Arsenal, Spurs and more...

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property