Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Emanuele - Anger Will Only Spur Us On

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Emanuele - Anger Will Only Spur Us On

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EMANUELE Giaccherini has revealed Sunderland's dressing room was full of fury after their 4-0 humiliation at Swansea - and insists the Black Cats must turn that anger to their advantage in the Wear-Tyne derby.

Sunderland's secondhalf collapse at the Liberty Stadium saw them suffer their heaviest defeat of the season, and Giaccherini says the players felt disappointment and anger in equal measure following the final whistle.

But the Italy international says that anger only goes to show that the players care, and it will only redouble their resolve to make amends when rivals Newcastle United visit the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

"The Swansea result was a very bad one for us and nobody was happy in the dressing room afterwards," said Giaccherini.

"We were angry with ourselves and angry with each other because it was not a good performance - the second half especially.

"But I don't think anger is a bad thing among the players after a bad defeat - it shows that they care and that they have passion. …

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