The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v S'land

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Bridcutt: We're up for fight

Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt insists the players are up for the fight of keeping the club in the Premier League following their sluggish defeat to Norwich on Saturday.

Last Updated: 29/03/14 at 15:44 Post Comment

Liam Bridcutt: Unbowed by defeat

Liam Bridcutt: Unbowed by defeat

Norwich secured a 2-0 victory thanks to first-half goals from Robert Snodgrass and Alexander Tettey.

Sunderland's disappointing day was compounded by the late sending off of Marcos Alonso.

Gus Poyet's side remain in the bottom three and face a tricky test at title-chasing Liverpool on Wednesday.

"We need to be ready to fight and stick together," said Bridcutt. "We have to forget this result and move on and be ready for Liverpool on Wednesday.

"The boss has told us how disappointed he is and we know what we need to do. A positive we can take is that our next game is only a few days away."

The former Brighton man admitted the Black Cats were not expecting such a stern test at Carrow Road and was quick to offer an apology to the club's supporters.

"Of course we are disappointed with the result, it was a big game," he added.

"It turned out to be tougher than we expected and it was one of those days for us - nothing went our way and Norwich were at us from the get-go.

"I'm sorry for the fans who made the trip to Norwich, it is a long, long way from Sunderland and they deserved much more than that.

"Every game from now until the end of the season is massive for us - we need to keep fighting."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Guardiola will let Schweini decide future

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has told Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger he can make up his own mind on his future.

Dean Hammond signs new deal with Leicester City

Leicester midfielder Dean Hammond has signed a new contract with the club after his previous deal expired.

Giggs urges youngsters to impress

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has urged the club's youngsters to seize their chance to impress boss Louis van Gaal.

Mail Box

Nani's Failure Still Leaves A Sour Taste

It's a decent afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Paulinho, Nani, the future of women's football and yet more of your annoyances. These will be the last of them...

Media Must Maintain Women's Momentum

England being English was tough luck but the media must build on the increased interest in the women's game. Also, mails on Turan, United aiming too high and BAPs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company