Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Inquest Must Put Us Back on Right Road, Admits Seb

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Inquest Must Put Us Back on Right Road, Admits Seb

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Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer james.hunter@ncjmedia.co.uk

SUNDERLAND held a dressing -room inquest into their dismal weekend defeat at Norwich.

The Black Cats' first-half display at Carrow Road was arguably their worst performance since Gus Poyet took over in October.

The Canaries went on to secure an easy 2-0 win in a game crucial to both sides' chances of survival.

Harsh words were exchanged afterwards, with Poyet and the players having their say in a bid to get the club's battle against relegation back on track.

Winger Seb Larsson - who came on as one half of a double substitution before the break - admits the players had to face up to some uncomfortable facts.

The Swedish international said: "We had a very good, honest chat afterwards and I think the bottom line was we did not show we wanted it enough.

"Whatever is said in the dressing room stays there, but we had a good honest chat and that is what you need from time to time. …

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