Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v S'land

Sunday, 28 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stadium of Light

Last Game

S'land 1 - 3 Hull City

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Giaccherini praises Poyet

Emanuele Giaccherini believes that new manager Gus Poyet has transformed Sunderland since his arrival last month.

Last Updated: 14/11/13 at 13:13 Post Comment

Emanuele Giaccherini: Has praised Gus Poyet's impact at the club

Emanuele Giaccherini: Has praised Gus Poyet's impact at the club

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Despite sitting in 19th place in the Premier League, Sunderland have won all three of Poyet's home games against Newcastle, Southampton and Manchester City.

The Italian winger says that their new boss has lifted the atmosphere at the Stadium of Light and has praised their new style of play.

"We're playing differently under Mr Poyet," Giaccherini told the Evening Chronicle.

"The mentality among the players has changed since he arrived and now we are proving that we can play differently too, and it's an advantage for us.

"I enjoy playing that way and I'm happy to play in this team."

Giaccherini, who is currently on international duty for Italy's match against Germany in Milan on Friday, is under no illusions as to the enormity of Sunderland's relegation battle but insists his side are confident after Sunday's win over City.

"It was a very big win for us. We performed well against Man City who are one of the big teams in the Premier League.

"It was important that we held on to win. These wins against Man City and Newcastle will help us go forward," he added.

"There are still 27 games to go and we've only got seven points from 11 games so far. So we've got to continue because we've still got a lot to do."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha in Arsenal's 2-1 win over QPR.

Premier League: Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky give 10-man Arsenal 2-1 win over QPR

Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky gave Arsenal a 2-1 win over QPR despite Olivier Giroud's second-half sending off.

Premier League: Manchester City respond to Chelsea's victory by winning at West Brom

Manchester City won 3-1 at West Brom to reduce the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League back to three points.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

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