Sunderland: Di Canio cool despite Black Cats form

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio

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Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio says he is not concerned about the Black Cats position in the Premier League and insists they will not be relegated.

Di Canio’s men sit bottom of the table after picking up just one point from the opening four games, with their latest defeat coming against Arsenal at the weekend.

The Italian managed to keep Sunderland in the Premier League last season after taking over from Martin O’Neill and has gone on to bring in 14 new signings over the summer.

Sunderland have been tipped by many to struggle this season and so far those predictions are coming true following three defeats and a draw.

However Di Canio says he is not concerned as it is still early days and insists better times are just around the corner as soon as his new signings start to gel together.

“To be at the bottom isn’t very good but I am not worried. That might sound strange but it is only the fourth game, not the 20th,” said Di Canio.

“The performance made me more confident. If we don’t light this fire we will have a problem. We have to be more angry with ourselves.

“We need to fight more at West Brom otherwise we will have problems.

We have still not gelled completely. They haven’t got the confidence to scream at each other but at this stage of the season I can’t be angry.

“In 20 games time, if we are still at the bottom, we lose, then I am angry. Now? No.”


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