Big Sam: ‘Wish I’d kept my big mouth shut’

Date published: Sunday 13th December 2015 1:32

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce expressed his disappointment with his strikers after watching Sunderland lose 1-0 at home to Watford. 

After Sunderland beat Newcastle 3-0, Allardyce said that his side had enough strikers to survive relegation. Now he’s not so sure. 

Sunderland managed two shots on target all game against Watford, and never really threatened to score. They remain second bottom in the Premier League, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool to come in their next three fixtures.

“When I opened my big mouth one or two weeks ago and said I thought I had enough goals, I think I should have kept it shut,” Allardyce said.

“It’s today we needed them. When you get them [chances], you’ve got to put them in the back of the net.

“If you miss them and fail to score… I’ve had another look at them, and they are not bad chances at all.

“In saying that, one he put away but was offside, one was a great save, the other one he got a flick on it and it went just the wrong side of the post.

“We had another couple of good opportunities. Adam Johnson mishit a volley. You’ve got to put one or two of those chances away.”

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